bond bond  /ˈbɑnd/


  1. (n) an electrical force linking atoms
  2. (n) 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
  3. (n) a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
  4. (n) (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
  5. (n) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  6. (n) a connection that fastens things together
  7. (n) a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
  8. (n) 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)
  9. (n) British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
  10. (n) the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  11. (v) stick to firmly
  12. (v) create social or emotional ties
  13. (v) issue bonds on
  14. (v) bring together in a common cause or emotion

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  1. Investors looking for safety have dived into bonds.
  2. The bonds in default were issued for two plants that Whoops calls Projects 4 and 5.
  3. The collapse of the extraordinary rise in prices for German Government internal bonds, long predicted by Wall Street, has at this writing apparently occurred.


  1. BOND REPORT: Treasurys End Higher As Early Selloff Lures Buyers

    BOND REPORT: Treasurys End Higher As Early Selloff Lures Buyers
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Bond Street Holdings Comments on Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation Shareholder Vote

    Bond Street Holdings , the bank holding company for Florida Community Bank, N.A. , today commented on the results of Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation’s (“
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. BOND REPORT: Treasurys Fall In Global Bond Rout

    BOND REPORT: Treasurys Fall In Global Bond Rout
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "You see the amount of these [sovereign bond purchasing] operations, of this programme, and we have the feeling -- but we will continue to observe it with great attention -- that what is needed in terms of the level of interventions on our part has...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: Market News International

  2. Even in times of tough conversations with Netanyahu, he said, "the underlying approach never changes, and that is, the United States is committed to Israel's security. We are committed to that special bond."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "The strength of faith is in the strength of the bond between Muslims and not that of a tribe or nationalism," bin Laden says on the tape.
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: TV3 News

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