bond

I UK [bɒnd] / US [bɑnd] noun
Word forms "bond":
singular bond plural bonds
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1) [countable] something that gives people or groups a reason to love one another or feel they have a duty to one another
bond between:

The experience formed a close bond between us.

bond with:

We will work to strengthen our bonds with neighbouring countries.

a common bond:

These women all lead very different lives, but they share a common bond.

2) [countable] business a document given to someone who invests money in a government or company, promising to pay back the money with interest
a government/Treasury bond:

Government bonds are usually a safe investment.

a bond issue (= an offer to sell bonds):

The company raised money through a bond issue.

See:
3) [countable] legal a legal document containing a promise that one person will pay money to another person
4) [countable] literary a serious promise that you make to someone
5) [countable, usually singular] the way that two surfaces are stuck together, usually with glue
bond between:

The surfaces must be clean to ensure a good bond between the floor and the tiles.

6) [countable] chemistry a force that holds atoms or ions together in a molecule

Carbon atoms can form bonds with nitrogen and oxygen atoms.

7)
a) bonds
[plural] literary something that stops you from being free or from feeling that you can do what you want
b) chains or ropes tied around someone so that they are not free to move

He managed to struggle free from his bonds.

8) [uncountable] mainly American an amount of money paid so that someone can leave prison before their trial

II UK [bɒnd] / US [bɑnd] verb
Word forms "bond":
present tense I/you/we/they bond he/she/it bonds present participle bonding past tense bonded past participle bonded
1)
a) [intransitive] to develop feelings of love, friendship, or duty towards other people, or to make someone develop these feelings

The two new recruits seemed to bond immediately.

bond together:

The team has bonded together well.

bond with:

He never felt like he bonded with any of the other students.

b) to develop the strong and special feeling of love that it is considered normal for a mother and her baby to have for one another

The mother and baby are left together after the birth so that they can start to bond.

2) [intransitive/transitive] to fix two things firmly together, usually with glue, or to become fixed in this way

a substance used for bonding plastics

bond together:

The fibres bond together and form a thin sheet.

bond something to something:

This product bonds fabric to any surface.


English dictionary. 2014.

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