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Definition of "bond" []

  • Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together. (noun)
  • Confinement in prison; captivity. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A uniting force or tie; a link: the familial bond. (noun)
  • A binding agreement; a covenant. (noun)
  • A duty, promise, or other obligation by which one is bound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bond" in a sentence
  • ""We're getting a reprieve from inflation," said Edward Yardeni, president and chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research Inc. in New York, who will speak at the conference and who devised the term "bond vigilantes" to describe the power financial markets can wield over governments."
  • "But our main bond is through the words we shared, tossing them up onto the blank canvas of the blog's front page and the little Haloscan windows."
  • "It is common in the industry to refer to such a guarantee as a bond, and indeed, several companies in the completion-guarantee business use the word bond as part of their corporate names."