Definitions of bond

  1. To place under the conditions of a bond; to mortgage; to secure the payment of the duties on ( goods or merchandise) by giving a bond.
  2. To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.
  3. To put ( dutiable goods) into a warehouse, the duties remaining unpaid till the goods are taken out, but security being given for their payment; to place under a mortgage.
  4. To put under bond; mortgage; bind.
  5. stick to firmly; " Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
  6. To put imported goods in a customs warehouse till the duties chargeable thereon are paid. See Bind.
  7. To place in government storehouses; to secure; to give bond for.
  8. Fetters; captivity.
  9. the property of sticking together ( as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  10. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom ( especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  11. British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
  12. United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War ( born 1940)
  13. an electrical force linking atoms
  14. a certificate of debt ( usually interest- bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
  15. issue bonds on
  16. That which binds, ties, fastens, or confines, or by which anything is fastened or bound, as a cord, chain, etc.; a band; a ligament; a shackle or a manacle.
  17. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint.
  18. A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship.
  19. Moral or political duty or obligation.
  20. A writing under seal, by which a person binds himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to pay a certain sum on or before a future day appointed. This is a single bond. But usually a condition is added, that, if the obligor shall do a certain act, appear at a certain place, conform to certain rules, faithfully perform certain duties, or pay a certain sum of money, on or before a time specified, the obligation shall be void; otherwise it shall remain in full force. If the condition is not performed, the bond becomes forfeited, and the obligor and his heirs are liable to the payment of the whole sum.
  21. An instrument ( of the nature of the ordinary legal bond) made by a government or a corporation for purpose of borrowing money; as, a government, city, or railway bond.
  22. The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond.
  23. A unit of chemical attraction; as, oxygen has two bonds of affinity. It is often represented in graphic formulae by a short line or dash. See Diagram of Benzene nucleus, and Valence.
  24. A vassal or serf; a slave.
  25. A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of the electric circuit.
  26. League; association; confederacy.
  27. A written agreement purchased from a bonding company that guarantees a person will properly carry out a specific act, such as managing funds, showing up in court, providing good title to a piece of real estate or completing a construction project. If the person who purchased the bond fails at his or her task, the bonding company will pay the aggrieved party an amount up to the value of the bond. An interest- bearing document issued by a government or company as evidence of a debt. A bond provides pre- determined payments at a set date to the bond holder. Bonds may be " registered" bonds, which provide payment to the bond holder whose name is recorded with the issuer and appears on the bond certificate, or " bearer" bonds, which provide payments to whomever holds the bond in- hand.
  28. Anything that fastens or confines; a manacle; a cause of union; a uniting influence; as, the bond of peace; an obligation; an agreement under seal by which a person promises that he and his heirs, etc., a promise to pay a certain sum on or before a definite date; a certificate, bearing interest, issued by a government or company in return for money borrowed.
  29. That which binds, a band: link of connection or union: a writing of obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract.
  30. That which binds; a band; legal instrument binding on its maker.
  31. That which binds; a band; obligation.
  32. Anything that binds, as a cord or band; link of connection; an obligation or promise in writing to do or pay something on or before a given day; any written promise; a government store for goods till the duty is paid; chains; imprisonment; captivity; the disposition of stones or bricks in a wall so that the vertical joints are separated from each other.
  33. Anything that binds, as a rope, a chain, & c.; union; an obligation; a vow or promise; a written agreement; a government store for goods on which the duty remains unpaid.
  34. In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.
  35. In a state of servitude or slavery; captive; as, " whether he be bond or free".
  36. Subject to servitude; enslaved.
  37. In a state of servitude or slavery.
  38. In a state of servitude or slavery; bound- as bondman, bondmaid, bond- servant, bond- service, bond- slave.