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  Definition of Bond
  1. a connection that fastens things together
  2. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  3. the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  4. British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
  5. 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)
  6. an electrical force linking atoms
  7. (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; "the judge set bail at $10,000"; "a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"
  8. 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
  9. a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
  10. a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
  11. stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
  12. bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together"
  13. issue bonds on
  14. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
  15. held in slavery; "born of enslaved parents"
Similar Words: attachment, shackle, hamper, trammel, trammels, adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, Bond, James Bond, Julian Bond, chemical bond, bail, bail bond, bond certificate, alliance, bond paper, adhere, hold fast, bind, stick, stick to, bring together, draw together, tie, attach, enslaved, enthralled, in bondage


Hyponyms: ligament, ball and chain, fetter, hobble, handcuffs, handcuff, cuffs, cuff, handlock, manacle, iron, irons, chain, chains, covalent bond, cross-link, cross-linkage, hydrogen bond, ionic bond, electrovalent bond, electrostatic bond, metallic bond, peptide bond, peptide linkage, bond issue, convertible bond, corporate bond, coupon bond, bearer bond, government bond, junk bond, high-yield bond, municipal bond, noncallable bond, performance bond, surety bond, post-obit bond, registered bond, revenue bond, secured bond, unsecured bond, debenture, debenture bond, zero coupon bond, Premium Bond, silver cord, bind, fixate, befriend


Grouped Verbs: cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere


Derivational Morphology: adhere, hold fast, bind, stick, stick to, attach, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, handicap, hinder, hamper, halter, cramp, strangle, fetter, shackle, cling, cleave, cohere, bail, tie, bring together, draw together, gummed label, sticker, paster, binder, binding, adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, attachment, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing, alliance, bond certificate, fond regard, affiliation, association, tie-up


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