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Bond vs. Bund

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Bondnoun

(legal) Evidence of a long-term debt, by which the bond issuer (the borrower) is obliged to pay interest when due, and repay the principal at maturity, as specified on the face of the bond certificate. The rights of the holder are specified in the bond indenture, which contains the legal terms and conditions under which the bond was issued. Bonds are available in two forms: registered bonds, and bearer bonds.

Bundnoun

A league or confederacy; especially the confederation of German states.

Bondnoun

(finance) A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture.

‘Many say that government and corporate bonds are a good investment to balance against a portfolio consisting primarily of stocks.’;

Bundnoun

A group of foreign sympathesizers of Nazi Germany, most notoriously before and during World War II.

Bondnoun

A physical connection which binds, a band; often plural.

‘The prisoner was brought before the tribunal in iron bonds.’;

Bundnoun

A secondary enclosure, typically consisting of a wall or berm, which surrounds a tank or fluid-handling mechanism, intended to contain any spills or leaks.

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Bondnoun

An emotional link, connection or union.

‘They had grown up as friends and neighbors, and not even vastly differing political views could break the bond of their friendship.’;

Bundnoun

(India) A perennial ("wet") or seasonal ("dry") pond constructed in a depression and in which fish are stored, typically for breeding.

Bondnoun

Moral or political duty or obligation.

Bundnoun

(India) bandh

Bondnoun

(chemistry) A link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule.

‘Organic chemistry primarily consists of the study of carbon bonds, in their many variations.’;

Bundverb

To provide berms or other secondary enclosures to guard against accidental fluid spills within.

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Bondnoun

A binding agreement, a covenant.

‘You could rely on him. His word was his bond.’; ‘Herbert resented his wife for subjecting him to the bonds of matrimony; he claimed they had gotten married while drunk.’;

Bundnoun

League; confederacy; esp. the confederation of German states.

Bondnoun

A bail bond.

‘The bailiff released the prisoner as soon as the bond was posted.’;

Bundnoun

An embankment against inundation.

Bondnoun

Any constraining or cementing force or material.

‘A bond of superglue adhered the teacups to the ceiling, much to the consternation of the cafe owners.’;

Bondnoun

(construction) In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.

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Bondnoun

In Scotland, a mortgage.

Bondnoun

(railways) A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of the electric circuit.

Bondnoun

A peasant; churl.

Bondnoun

A vassal; serf; one held in bondage to a superior.

Bondverb

(transitive) To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind.

‘The gargantuan ape was bonded in iron chains and carted onto the stage.’;

Bondverb

(transitive) To cause to adhere (one material with another).

‘The children bonded their snapshots to the scrapbook pages with mucilage.’;

Bondverb

To form a chemical compound with.

‘Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.’;

Bondverb

(transitive) To guarantee or secure a financial risk.

‘The contractor was bonded with a local underwriter.’;

Bondverb

To form a friendship or emotional connection.

‘The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.’;

Bondverb

(transitive) To put in a bonded warehouse.

Bondverb

To lay bricks in a specific pattern.

Bondverb

To make a reliable electrical connection between two conductors (or any pieces of metal that may potentially become conductors).

‘A house's distribution panel should always be bonded to the grounding rods via a panel bond.’;

Bondverb

To bail out by means of a bail bond.

Bondadjective

Subject to the tenure called bondage.

Bondadjective

In a state of servitude or slavedom; not free.

Bondadjective

Servile; slavish; pertaining to or befitting a slave.

‘bond fear’;

Bondnoun

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.’;

Bondnoun

The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint.

Bondnoun

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.’;

Bondnoun

Moral or political duty or obligation.

‘I love your majestyAccording to my bond, nor more nor less.’;

Bondnoun

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.

Bondnoun

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.

Bondnoun

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

Bondnoun

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 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 (Fig.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.

Bondnoun

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.

Bondnoun

A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of the electric circuit.

Bondnoun

League; association; confederacy.

‘The Africander Bond, a league or association appealing to African, but practically to Boer, patriotism.’;

Bondnoun

A vassal or serf; a slave.

Bondverb

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.

Bondverb

To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.

Bondadjective

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.’;

Bondnoun

an electrical force linking atoms

Bondnoun

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

Bondnoun

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’;

Bondnoun

(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’;

Bondnoun

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

Bondnoun

a connection that fastens things together

Bondnoun

a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents

Bondnoun

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)

Bondnoun

British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming

Bondnoun

the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

Bondverb

stick to firmly;

‘Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?’;

Bondverb

create social or emotional ties;

‘The grandparents want to bond with the child’;

Bondverb

issue bonds on

Bondverb

bring together in a common cause or emotion;

‘The death of their child had drawn them together’;

Bondadjective

held in slavery;

‘born of enslaved parents’;

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