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Definition 1: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

(... is a kind of bond ) heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain

(... is a kind of bond ) a shackle for the ankles or feet

(... is a kind of bond ) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

(... is a kind of bond ) metal shackles; for hands or legs

Definition 2: a connection that fastens things together - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) an instrumentality that connects

"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

(... is a kind of bond ) any connection or unifying bond

Definition 3: the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where bond or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mutual adhesiveness of cells
  • a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) the property of sticking to a surface

Definition 4: 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) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is an instance of ...) a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups

Definition 5: British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is an instance of ...) an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)

"she is the main character in the novel"

Definition 6: an electrical force linking atoms - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) the force by which one object attracts another

(... is a kind of bond ) a chemical bond that involves sharing a pair of electrons between atoms in a molecule

(... is a kind of bond ) a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule

(... is a kind of bond ) a chemical bond consisting of a hydrogen atom between two electronegative atoms (e.g., oxygen or nitrogen) with one side be a covalent bond and the other being an ionic bond

(... is a kind of bond ) a chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains an electron to form a negative ion

(... is a kind of bond ) a chemical bond in which electrons are shared over many nuclei and electronic conduction occurs

(... is a kind of bond ) the primary linkage of all protein structures; the chemical bond between the carboxyl groups and amino groups that unites a peptide

Definition 7: 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 - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends

"he held several valuable securities"

(bond is a kind of ...) a written promise to repay a debt

(... is a kind of bond ) bonds sold by a corporation or government agency at a particular time and identifiable by date of maturity

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security

(... is a kind of bond ) the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond that is back by collateral

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond issued by an agency that is commissioned to finance public works; revenue from the public property is used to pay off the bond

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond whose owner is recorded on the books of the issuer; can be transferred to another owner only when endorsed by the registered owner

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond made by a reversioner to secure a loan; payable out of his reversion

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond given to protect the recipient against loss in case the terms of a contract are not filled; a surety company assumes liability for nonperformance

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond containing a provision that the holder cannot redeem the security before a specific date (usually at maturity)

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond issued by a state or local government

(... is a kind of bond ) a (speculative) bond with a credit rating of BB or lower; issued for leveraged buyouts and other takeovers by companies with questionable credit

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond that is an IOU of the United States Treasury; considered the safest security in the investment world

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond issued with detachable coupons that must be presented to the issuer for interest payments

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond issued by a corporation; carries no claim to ownership and pays no dividends but payments to bondholders have priority over payments to stockholders

"a corporate bond is a safer investment than common stock in the same company"

(... is a kind of bond ) a bond that can be converted to other securities under certain conditions

(... is a kind of bond ) a government bond that bears no interest or capital gains but enters the holder into lotteries

Definition 8: (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where bond or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the judge set bail at $10,000
  • a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited

(bond belongs to category ...) the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

Definition 9: a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where bond or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the shifting alliances within a large family
  • their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)

"there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"

(... is a kind of bond ) the emotional bond between a mother and her offspring

Definition 10: a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) paper material made into thin sheets that are sized to take ink; used for writing correspondence and manuscripts

Definition 11: stick to firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where bond or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) become attached

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

(... is a kind of bond ) form a chemical bond with

"The hydrogen binds the oxygen"

(bond has a similar meaning as ...) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

"The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"

Definition 12: bring together in a common cause or emotion - [verb of contact]

Samples where bond or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The death of their child had drawn them together

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation

"the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups"

Definition 13: issue bonds on - [verb of possession]

(bond is a kind of ...) put up as security or collateral

Samples where bond or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The grandparents want to bond with the child

Synonyms for bond in the sense of this definition

(bond is a kind of ...) have or establish a relationship to

"She relates well to her peers"

(... is a kind of bond ) attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way

"He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40"

(... is a kind of bond ) become friends with

"John and Eric soon became friends" "Have you made friends yet in your new environment?"

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