Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: band


1 noun
bond1 W3 [countable]


BFS an official document promising that a government or company will pay back money that it has borrowed, often with interest:
My father put all his money into stock market bonds.
furious trading on the bond market


something that unites two or more people or groups, such as love, or a shared interest or idea [↪ tie]
bond between
the emotional bond between mother and child
bond with
the United States' special bond with Britain
bond of
lifelong bonds of friendship


[plural] literary something that limits your freedom and prevents you from doing what you want
bonds of
the bonds of fear and guilt

with glue

the way in which two surfaces become attached to each other using glue:
Use a glue gun to form a strong bond on wood or china.


technical the chemical force that holds atoms together in a molecule:
In each methane molecule there are four CH bonds.

written agreement

a written agreement to do something, that makes you legally responsible for doing it [↪ contract]

my word is my bond

formal used to say that you will definitely do what you have promised

in/out of bond

technical in or out of a bonded warehouse

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