1. (n.) 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.

2. (n.) The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint.

3. (n.) A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship.

4. (n.) Moral or political duty or obligation.

5. (n.) 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.

6. (n.) An instrument (of the nature of the ordinary legal bond) made by a government or a corporation for purpose of borrowing money; as, a government, city, or railway bond.

7. (n.) The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond.

8. (n.) 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 or block bond (Fig. 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 bond, 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.

9. (n.) A unit of chemical attraction; as, oxygen has two bonds of affinity. It is often represented in graphic formulae by a short line or dash. See Diagram of Benzene nucleus, and Valence.

10. (v. t.) 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.

11. (v. t.) To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.

12. (n.) A vassal or serf; a slave.

13. (a.) In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.

Fannie Mae Federal Agency bond Ginnie Mae Oregon boat Series E bond Series H bond accident insurance accord accouple accumulate actuary addition adherence adhesion adhesive adjunct adjustment bond affairs affiliation affinity affixation agglomeration agglutinate agglutination aggregation agreement allegiance alliance amass annexation annuity annuity bond appreciation bond approximation arrangement articulate articulation assemblage assemble assented bond associate association assumed bond assurance assure attachment attest aviation insurance baby bond back bail bail bond band bargain be sponsor for bearer bond bearer certificate bilbo bind binding binding agreement bona fides bond anticipation note bonds bonne foi bottomry bracket bracketing bridge bridge over bridle business life insurance callable bond camisole cartel casualty insurance cement certificate of insurance certify chain chains checks clap together clasping cling clinging closeness clustering cohere coherence cohesion collar collateral trust bond collect collective agreement combination combine communication compact comprise concatenate concatenation concourse concurrence confirm confluence congeries conglobulate conglomeration conjoin conjugate conjugation conjunction connect connectedness connection connective consolidated annuities consolidated stock consols consortium constancy constraints contiguity contract contract by deed contract of record contract quasi contrariety controls convention convergence convertible bond convertible debenture copulate copulation cords corporate bond corporation stock countersecure couple coupling coupon bond coupon rate court bond covenant covenant of indemnity covenant of salt cover credit insurance credit life insurance cuffs current income bond current yield deal dealings debenture debenture bond deductible deduction deed deed of trust deed poll deep-discount bond defense bond deferred bond definitive bond deposit devotedness devotion dicker discount bond disjunction earnest earnest money embrace employment contract encompass endorse endowment insurance engagement ensure equipment bond equipment note equipment trust equipment trust bond equipment trust certificate escrow extended bond faith faithfulness family maintenance policy fastener fastening fealty fetter fetters fidelity fidelity bond fidelity insurance filiation firmness first mortgage bond firsts flood insurance formal agreement formal contract fraternal insurance gag gage gather gathering general mortgage bond general obligation bond girding glue go bail good faith government bond government insurance group policy guarantee guaranteed bond guaranty gyves halter hamper handcuffs handsel health insurance high-grade bond hobbles hock hold together homage homology hooking hookup hopples hostage hypothecate impignorate implied contract include income bond indemnity indent indenture industrial life insurance insurance insurance agent insurance broker insurance company insurance man


Top of Page
Top of Page