bond

n. & v.
—n.
1 a a thing that ties another down or together. b (usu. in pl.) a thing restraining bodily freedom (broke his bonds).
2 (often in pl.) a a uniting force (sisterly bond). b a restraint; a responsibility (bonds of duty).
3 a binding engagement; an agreement (his word is his bond).
4 Commerce a certificate issued by a government or a public company promising to repay borrowed money at a fixed rate of interest at a specified time; a debenture.
5 adhesiveness.
6 Law a deed by which a person is bound to make payment to another.
7 Chem. linkage between atoms in a molecule or a solid.
8 Building the laying of bricks in one of various patterns in a wall in order to ensure strength (English bond; Flemish bond).
—v.
1 tr. a lay (bricks) overlapping. b bind together (resin with fibres, etc.).
2 intr. adhere; hold together.
3 tr. connect with a bond.
4 tr. place (goods) in bond.
5 intr. become emotionally attached.
Phrases and idioms:
bond paper high-quality writing-paper. bond-washing dividend-stripping. in bond (of goods) stored in a bonded warehouse until the importer pays the duty owing (see BONDED).
Etymology: ME var. of BAND(1)

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