• Mrs. Bond music
    Mrs. Bond music
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bond stick to firmly "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
    • v bond bring together in a common cause or emotion "The death of their child had drawn them together"
    • v bond issue bonds on
    • v bond create social or emotional ties "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
    • n bond a connection that fastens things together
    • n bond a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    • n bond the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition "the mutual adhesiveness of cells","a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"
    • n Bond British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
    • n Bond 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)
    • n bond an electrical force linking atoms
    • n bond (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"
    • n bond 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
    • n bond 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"
    • n bond a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie, "For Your Eyes Only," used to be a man
    • Bond A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship. "A people with whom I have no tie but the common bond of mankind."
    • Bond A financial instrument (of the nature of the ordinary legal bond) made by a government or a corporation for purpose of borrowing money; a written promise to pay a specific sum of money on or before a specified day, given in return for a sum of money; as, a government, city, or railway bond .
    • Bond (Elec) A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of the electric circuit.
    • Bond (Chem) A unit of chemical attraction between atoms; as, oxygen has two bonds of affinity. Also called chemical bond. It is often represented in graphic formulæ by a short line or dash. See Diagram of Benzene nucleus, and Valence. Several types of bond are distinguished by chemists, as double bond triple bond covalent bond hydrogen bond.
    • n Bond A vassal or serf; a slave.
    • Bond (Law) 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.
    • a Bond In a state of servitude or slavery; captive. "By one Spirit are we all baptized . . . whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free."
    • Bond League; association; confederacy. "The Africander Bond , a league or association appealing to African, but practically to Boer, patriotism."
    • Bond Moral or political duty or obligation. "I love your majesty
      According to my bond , nor more nor less."
    • Bond 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. "Gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder,
      I gained my freedom."
    • Bond The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint. "This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds ."
    • Bond The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond .
    • Bond (Arch) The union or tie of the several stones or bricks forming a wall. The bricks may be arranged for this purpose in several different ways, as in English bond or block bondFig. 1), where one course consists of bricks with their ends toward the face of the wall, called headers, and the next course of bricks with their lengths parallel to the face of the wall, called stretchers; Flemish bondFig.2), where each course consists of headers and stretchers alternately, so laid as always to break joints; Cross bond, which differs from the English by the change of the second stretcher line so that its joints come in the middle of the first, and the same position of stretchers comes back every fifth line; Combined cross and English bond, where the inner part of the wall is laid in the one method, the outer in the other.
    • Bond (Arch) To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.
    • Bond 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ian Fleming named his character "James Bond" after real-life ornithologist and author
    • n bond Anything that binds, fastens, confines, or holds together, as a cord, chain, rope, band, or bandage; a ligament.
    • n bond Specifically.
    • n bond plural Fetters; chains for restraint; hence, imprisonment; captivity.
    • n bond A binding or uniting power or influence; cause of union; link of connection; a uniting tie: as, the bonds of affection.
    • n bond Something that constrains the mind or will; obligation; duty.
    • n bond An agreement or engagement; a covenant between two or more persons.
    • n bond [⟨ D. bond, league.] A league or confederation: used of the Dutch-speaking populations of southern Africa.
    • n bond In law, an instrument under seal by which the maker binds himself, and usually also his heirs, executors, and administrators (or, if a corporation, their successors), to do or not to do a specified act. If it is merely a promise to pay a certain sum on or before a future day appointed, it is called a single bond. But the usual form is for the obligor to bind himself, his executors, etc., in a specified sum or penalty, with a condition added, on performance of which it is declared the obligation shall be void. When such a condition is added, the bond is called a penal bond or obligation. The person to whom the bond is granted is called the obligee.
    • n bond The state of being in a bonded warehouse or store in charge of custom-house or excise officers: said of goods or merchandise: as, tea and wine still in bond.
    • n bond A surety; a bondsman; bail.
    • n bond A certificate of ownership of a specified portion of a capital debt due by a government, a city, a railroad, or other corporation to individual holders, and usually bearing a fixed rate of interest. The bonds of the United States are of two classes: coupon bonds, both principal and interest of which are payable to bearer, and which pass by delivery, usually without indorsement; registered bonds, which are payable only to the parties whose names are inscribed upon them, and can be transferred only by indorsed assignment.
    • n bond In chem., a unit of combining or saturating power equivalent to that of one hydrogen atom. The valence of an element or group is indicated by the number of its bonds. Thus, the carbon atom is said to have four bonds, that is, it may combine directly with four hydrogen atoms or their equivalents. Bonds are usually represented graphically by short dashes. For instance, the valence of a carbon atom may be represented thus: C≣.
    • n bond In building: The connection of one stone or brick with another made by lapping one over the other as the work is carried up, so that a homogeneous and coherent mass may be formed, which could not be the case if every vertical joint were over that below it. See chain-bond, cross-bond, heart-bond, and phrases below.
    • n bond plural The whole of the timbers disposed in the walls of a house, as bond-timbers, wall-plates, lintels, and templets.
    • n bond The distance between the nail of one slate in a roof and the lower edge of the slate above it.
    • n bond that disposition of bricks in a wall in which the courses are alternately composed entirely of headers, or bricks laid with their heads or ends toward the face of the wall, and of stretchers, or bricks with their length parallel to the face of the wall.
    • n bond that disposition of bricks in a wall in which each course is composed of headers and stretchers alternately.
    • bond To put in bond or into a bonded warehouse, as goods liable for customs or excise duties, the duties remaining unpaid till the goods are taken out, but bonds being given for their payment: as, to bond 1,000 pounds of tobacco.
    • bond To grant a bond or bond and mortgage on: as, to bond property.
    • bond To convert into bonds: as, to bond a debt.
    • bond To place a bonded debt upon: as, to bond a railroad.
    • bond In building, to bind or hold together (bricks or stones in a wall) by a proper disposition of headers and stretchers, or by cement, mortar, etc. See bond, n., 12.
    • bond To hold together from being bonded, as bricks in a wall.
    • n bond A peasant; a churl.
    • n bond A vassal; a serf; one held in bondage to a superior.
    • bond Subject to the tenure called bondage.
    • bond In a state of servitude or slavery; not free.
    • bond Servile; slavish; pertaining to or befitting a slave: as, bond fear.
    • bond To subject to bondage.
    • n bond Same as bond-timber.
    • n bond In electricity, the rod, heavy copper wire, or weld which is used to connect the abutting rails of a railway-track to form an electric circuit.
    • n bond In Scots law, the surrender of a fee to a superior.
    • bond To unite the ends of (two adjacent rails,) either by copper wires or cables, or by welding, in order to secure a low-resistance return-circuit for the electric current.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before the merger with MGM in 1981, eight of the top ten movies released by United Artists were James Bond films.
    • n Bond bond that which binds, a band: link of connection or union: a writing of obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract: any constraining or any cementing force: in building, the connection of one stone or brick with another, made by lapping the one over the other as the work is carried up, as in English bond, Flemish bond, &c.:
    • adj Bond bound: in a state of servitude
    • v.t Bond to put imported goods in the customs' warehouses till the duties on them are paid—hence Bonded stores or warehouses, To take out of bond, &c
    • n Bond bond (pl.) imprisonment, captivity
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  • Publilius Syrus
    “Confidence is the bond of friendship.”
  • Earl Wilson
    Earl Wilson
    “Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage.”
  • Frankfort Moore
    Frankfort Moore
    “There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.”
  • Andrew William Mellon
    Andrew William Mellon
    “Gentlemen prefer bonds.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bond, bonde, peasant, serf, AS. bonda, bunda, husband, bouseholder, from Icel. bōndi, husbandman, for būandi, fr. būa, to dwell. See Boor Husband
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A variant of band—A.S. bindan, to bind.


In literature:

After cutting his bonds the knife might end the life of the man who had inflicted such humiliation upon him.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
Bonds Debt and bonds.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
He had received strict orders not to give me food or unloose my bonds.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
A mighty force of hysteria and sensationalism was created, seething, ready to burst its bonds ...
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
Sweat stood out on Denny's forehead at the repellent touch of that living bond.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
And when I asked her who she was, she merely said that she was the Slave of the Bond and vanished.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
No wonder Judy Collier always had to go to dances with Roger Bond.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
May we trouble you, Mr. Axtell, to remove the bonds?...
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
But I was sorely puzzled as to the whereabouts of the stolen bonds.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
But he did not just know how to go to work to convert a Liberty Bond into cash.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett

In poetry:

I ask not that a compelling bond
You keep, to me be true.
I am unworthy to unloose
The latchet of your shoe.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
O bond of union, dear
And strong as is Thy grace!
Saints, parted by a thousand year,
May thus in heart embrace.
"The Circumcision Of Christ" by John Keble
Yet such am I, yea, such am I—
Sore bond and freest free,
The Law that sways my lady's ways
Is mystery to me!
"My Lady's Law" by Rudyard Kipling
In bonds of friendship sweet,
To soothe each other's woe,
Samaria's sons and daughters meet
In lodges here below.
"Ode. "In bonds of friendship sweet"" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Let Freedom's land rejoice!
Our ancient bonds are riven;
Once more to us the eternal choice
Of good or ill is given.
"The Choice (The American Spirit Speaks)" by Rudyard Kipling
And thus I stood, until the strife
The bonds of slumber brake;
I felt as I had ruined life,
Had fled, and come awake.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald

In news:

Twice-Told Tales: Voters defeat school bond - 10 years ago — 2002 Tracy-area voters have turned down Measure W the $10-million school-facilities bond measure that would have provided funding for a new Tracy High School on a different site.
Daniel Craig stars in the upcoming James Bond movie, "Skyfall," his third Bond film.
Bond 2.0: Just when it seems that Cold War-era super-spy James Bond is no longer relevant in an increasingly digital age, director Sam Mendes re-imagines 007 and his role as ultimate badass.
ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL Adhesive offers single-bottle priming and bonding for direct and indirect indications.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Moody's Investors Service has lowered the bond rating of the Pittsburgh-based West Penn Allegheny Health System even further into junk bond status because the hospital network may file for bankruptcy protection.
Moody's Investors Service has lowered the bond rating of the Pittsburgh-based West Penn Allegheny Health System even further into junk bond status because the hospital network may file for bankruptcy protection.
He said he had been buying taxable corporate bonds because their yields offset the tax-free benefits of municipal bonds.
Both subjects were transported to the Marshall County Jail where Miller was booked on a $3,005 bond and Shelby was booked in on a $1,505 bond.
He was taken into custody and bonded out on $25,000 bond at noon Tuesday.
In February, the city council unanimously approved a STAR Bond District for the proposed STAR Bond project.
The Willits school board has scheduled a special bond meeting at 2 pm on Thursday, December 20, to talk about options to pay a nearly $5 million balloon payment on a bond anticipation note due in July 2014.
British Embassy Hosts a 50th Birthday Party for Bond, James Bond (Photos).
Closz declared the $13,000 cash-only bond "unconstitutionally high," saying he regards the Michigan law allowing such bonds in child-support cases to be unconstitutional.
Old bonds would be grandparented in but the implication would seem to be: if you committed to buying municipal bonds , buy them now.
The Fed will purchase long-term bonds next year to the tune of $45 billion per month, and mortgage bonds valued at $40 billion per month in a bid to the drive down the cost of borrowing to buy homes, cars and other big ticket items.

In science:

To each nearest-neighbor bond emanating from a sphere, one can associate the spherical harmonics Ylm (θ, ϕ), using the bond angles as arguments.
Is Random Close Packing of Spheres Well Defined?
Having chosen this weakest bond, the interface crosses this weakest bond and chooses the weakest bond in the next column.
A periodic elastic medium in which periodicity is relevant
Je (Jo ) represents even (odd) bonds, and the overline and “var” denote correspondingly the average and variance over the distribution of bonds.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
We can then trade our original Hamiltonian in for another Hamiltonian (determined perturbatively in the ratio of the neighboring bonds to the strongest bond) which acts on a truncated Hilbert space with the two sites connected by the ‘strong’ bond removed.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
This can be readily seen from the qualitative picture of ‘preformed tails’: the length ldw (ω ) of a renormalized bond with ζ z = 0 in the theory with cutoff ω ≪ ΩδIAF scales in the same way as the length of a bond with ζ z ∼ ln(ΩδIAF /ω ) in the theory at the crossover scale ΩδIAF .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points