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Bond meaning

bond - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. issue bonds on
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint.
  5. 5. A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship.
  6. 6. Moral or political duty or obligation.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.
  13. 13. In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.
  14. 14. A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of the electric circuit.
  15. 15. League; association; confederacy.
  16. 16. A written agreement purchased from a bonding company that guarantees a person will properly carry out a specific act, such as managing funds, showing up in court, providing good title to a piece of real estate or completing a construction project. If the person who purchased the bond fails at his or her task, the bonding company will pay the aggrieved party an amount up to the value of the bond. An interest- bearing document issued by a government or company as evidence of a debt. A bond provides pre- determined payments at a set date to the bond holder. Bonds may be " registered" bonds, which provide payment to the bond holder whose name is recorded with the issuer and appears on the bond certificate, or " bearer" bonds, which provide payments to whomever holds the bond in- hand.
  17. 17. That which binds; a band; legal instrument binding on its maker.

bond - examples of usage

  1. But she did not mean to get to him before seven o'clock, and so had plenty of time to walk all the way from Bond Street to the Temple if she wished it. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. His word is as good as his bond. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. I think I meant- is there a station at Bond Street?" - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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