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bond/currency/commodity etc trader
▪ To the surprise of many Wall Street traders, the dollar rose yesterday.
bonded warehouse
bonds/ties of friendship (=things that connect friends)
▪ They were united by deep bonds of friendship.
junk bond
premium bond
savings bond
strengthen ties/bonds/links
▪ He wants to strengthen ties with the West.
▪ The convertible bond will be listed in Paris.
▪ The one-time gain reflected a drop in financing costs after the conversion of 836 million francs in convertible bonds.
▪ It also intends to issue a convertible bond to raise more cash to put towards paying off debts of around euro60 billion.
▪ Nintendo, a video-games maker, pulled its issue of convertible bonds.
▪ So the convertible bond should be classified as a liability.
▪ The most striking thing about the boom in issues of convertible and warrant bonds in 1987-89 was how many firms were involved.
▪ However, for income-seeking investors, corporate bonds are a much more attractive bet.
▪ But in the corporate bond market, some say the government shutdown is putting a drag on issuance.
▪ And the faster corporate bonds are issued, the speedier will be the development of an active secondary market.
▪ By then junk bonds were 25 percent of the corporate bond market.
▪ Unsecured loan stocks are corporate bonds that are not secured by either a fixed or a floating charge.
▪ The cowboys traded bonds, corporate and government bonds.
▪ Spreads between corporate junk bonds and Treasury bonds have risen to their widest since the recession of 1990-91.
▪ Demand for most bonds is high because investors keep putting money into corporate bond funds.
▪ One involved a $ 396 million municipal bond deal for Pennsylvania.
▪ Stay away from long-term municipal bonds.
▪ Chase Manhattan stopped underwriting and trading municipal bonds about five years ago.
▪ Usually, a state like Connecticut sells tax-exempt municipal bonds.
▪ But municipal bonds issued by towns where incinerators are under development are likely to be threatened by the elimination of the subsidies.
▪ Over the years Merrill Lynch, the municipal bond sellers, unloaded most of the bonds for Citron.
▪ He managed over $ 500 million in municipal and corporate bonds for Mackenzie.
▪ Selling municipal bonds in Atlanta was unthinkably wretched.
▪ The strong bonds in diamond are also responsible for many of its non-abrasive uses.
▪ They learn styles of communication meant to create strong bonds between parents and children.
▪ For example, the strong bonds allow the atoms in diamonds to vibrate at very high frequencies.
▪ We should also not make the rather simplistic assumption that co-residence implies a strong bond between relatives.
▪ During the weeks directly afterwards he confided his distress in Keith Gregory and it established a strong bond between them.
▪ And when there are children they will be tied together by that strongest of all bonds.
▪ He explained to me that it must be stronger because it contained stronger bonds and more of them than any previous material.
▪ The old man and the young boy go fishing and a strong bond develops between them.
▪ One criticism of the bond funds is the relatively high level of charges.
▪ Some bond funds performed far better than others last year.
▪ When interest rates drop, the value of short-duration bond funds can drop too.
▪ And no wonder new purchases of bond funds are a pittance compared with what people shovel into stock funds.
▪ How much should investors know about how risky their bond funds are or will be?
▪ Demand for most bonds is high because investors keep putting money into corporate bond funds.
▪ Demand for junk bonds has been strong because investors continue to pour cash into corporate bond funds.
▪ The repatriated funds will have to be invested in Government bonds for a number of years.
▪ The dollar was little changed against the yen during Tokyo trading, and the government bond market barely moved.
▪ Now, three-fifths of insurers' assets are bonds - a quarter of them government bonds.
▪ Indeed, outside the immediate government bond market, few people in the Wall Street community know Mr Hirsch.
▪ But they were not so dire as to scare investors into dumping government bonds.
▪ Bills of exchange: Treasury, local authority and certain commercial bills. Government bonds with less than a year to maturity.
▪ Glutamic acid 170 forms the final main-chain hydrogen bond in the molecule.
▪ Glu115 also forms hydrogen bonds to His118 and to Asp84, and Glu238 hydrogen-bonds to Glu204.
▪ This allows hydrogen bonds to reform.
▪ Protein residues in contact are also shown, with hydrogen bonds as dotted lines.
▪ Distortions due to the formation of hydrogen bonds are usually smaller than those due to co-ordination to metal ions.
▪ There are no main-chain hydrogen bonds to the metal ligand side chains.
▪ For clarity, the three hydrogen bonds mentioned in the text are not illustrated.
▪ Debt funding worth £690m for this original acquisition was securitised through a bond issue by Nomura shortly after privatisation.
▪ Jokes about the latest bond issue were in.
▪ Names had hoped that Lloyd's might help by raising money through a bond issue.
▪ The bond issues will mean another $ 2. 08 per month.
▪ Lower interest rates also make the rate of return on bonds more attractive than bank deposits and new bond issues.
▪ New bond issues rose as interest rates fell during the last three months of 1995.
▪ Just two years ago, voters rejected similar bond issues.
▪ With everybody cheering, his bond issue went through easily, and work was beginning.
▪ Spreads between corporate junk bonds and Treasury bonds have risen to their widest since the recession of 1990-91.
▪ The interest rates on junk bonds are higher because they are considered more likely to default. 12.
▪ The fortunes of Levi Strauss have been restored by junk bonds arranged by Salomon Brothers.
▪ Anyone can buy be-cause anyone can borrow using junk bonds.
▪ This moral hazard sent them lending billions to property developers and investing billions in junk bonds.
▪ In 1984 our two-man junk bond department spoke at a Salomon Brothers seminar for several hundred savings and loan managers.
▪ Yield spreads of junk bonds over Treasuries have narrowed a touch, though they remain wide.
▪ Despite losses in the Treasury market, junk bond prices maintained a 1 / 4-point gain, traders said.
▪ Some are focussing on areas such as swaps and derivatives, which can give them an edge in the primary bond market.
▪ The guaranteed income bond market was thrown into confusion.
▪ That is the kind of world that the bond market, dominated by lenders, loves.
▪ The bond market, a favorite safe haven during the markets tumult, lost its gloss as equities showed signs of life.
▪ Will the bond market deliver the Fed from tightening?
▪ In particular, the bond markets-high-yield and investment grade-showed signs of life last week.
▪ He was the guru of the bond market and also the conscience of our firm.
▪ The last time the school district had a local bond measure on a ballot was in 1974.
▪ The bond measure needs a two-thirds majority to pass.
▪ Opponents of the bond measures, including State Sen.
▪ Voters turned down bond measures for a new jail in 1994 and 1996.
▪ And any decision is ultimately dependent on passage of a bond measure, again most likely requiring a two-thirds majority.
▪ In 1994, voters said no to a proposed $ 1 billion bond measure.
▪ Voters approved two bond measures to pay for the seismic retrofit, interior renovations and modernizing the electrical systems.
▪ The contracts will guarantee that specific maintenance and construction projects will be funded if a local bond measure passes.
▪ These loans would be transformed into mortgage bonds.
▪ They were no longer trading mortgage bonds, but the raw material for mortgage bonds: home loans.
▪ Translation: Salomon could dictate the rules of the mortgage bond trading game as it went along.
▪ Michael Mortara became the head of mortgage trading at Goldman Sachsthe leader in mortgage bond trading in the first half of 1988.
▪ The home loans underpinned mortgage bonds.
▪ Ginnie Mae and mortgage bonds funds, less than 4 percent; and general bond funds, 6. 05 percent.
▪ Any prepayments were profits to the owner of the mortgage bond.
▪ Beneath them in their corporations are thousands of people who now make their living in mortgage bonds.
▪ Capital Choice, a single premium bond.
▪ Savings include cash, money in bank and building society accounts, national savings certificates and accounts, premium bonds and shares.
▪ Any small inheritance, gift, premium bond prize or money from occasional jobs should not be included.
▪ Also, premium bonds stay valid for every draw instead of the stake being lost.
▪ These include savings certificates, index-linked accounts, savings bonds for children and pensioners and premium bonds.
▪ National Savings stamps or certificates, premium bonds. 4.
▪ Winnings from betting, football pools, and premium bonds.
▪ Usually there is an inverse relationship between bond prices and interest rate movements in the economy.
▪ The action sparked a rally in bond prices and the Dow Jones closed 14.96 up at 2597.13..
▪ If interest rates fall, then the bond price will rise.
▪ This means that the following relationship holds between modified duration and bond prices.
▪ Despite losses in the Treasury market, junk bond prices maintained a 1 / 4-point gain, traders said.
▪ This is interest rate risk, the risk that bond prices will fall if market interest rates rise.
▪ A fall in bond yields, which move inversely to bond prices, make stocks a more attractive investment compared with bonds.
▪ He pushed his way on to the trading floor and became a bond trader.
▪ He was thought by many within Salomon to be the best bond trader on Wall Street.
▪ At any given moment on the trading floor billions of dollars were being risked by bond traders.
▪ Good bond traders had fast brains and enormous stamina.
▪ A large corporate bond trader was waiting for me, like an unfed house pet, when I returned to the office.
▪ I found imagining myself as a bond salesman only marginally more plausible than imagining myself as a bond trader.
▪ Salomon bond traders knew about fools because that was their job.
▪ In 1793 the government gave permission to convert entailed property into treasury bonds.
▪ Falling Treasury bond yields also boosted stocks.
▪ Spreads between corporate junk bonds and Treasury bonds have risen to their widest since the recession of 1990-91.
▪ Yields on benchmark 30-year Treasury bonds dropped to 6. 06 percent from 6. 15 percent on Friday.
▪ Since February, the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond has risen to nearly 7 percent from less than 6 percent.
▪ When the federal government runs a deficit, it borrows the extra money by selling more Treasury bonds to the public.
▪ The benchmark 30-year Treasury bond dropped by nearly a full point just minutes after news of the budget problems reached traders.
▪ That happened once 10 years ago when the 30-year Treasury bond returned 34 % in 1985 and nearly 26 % in 1986.
▪ Bundesbank officials have been fretting in public about rising bond yields and the weaker D-mark.
▪ A fall in bond yields, which move inversely to bond prices, make stocks a more attractive investment compared with bonds.
▪ Bonds soared, as the 10-year government bond yield fell 9 basis points to 8. 24.
▪ Banks fell as benchmark 30-year Treasury bond yields climbed to 6. 17 percent from 6. 04 percent Monday.
▪ Financial stocks dropped on concern that Treasury bonds yields are headed up, squeezing banks profit margins.
▪ Benchmark 30-year bond yields dipped to 6. 15 percent from 6. 19 percent yesterday.
▪ In fact, breaking one of the bonds, by pulling an electron out of it, requires a lot of energy.
▪ But Paris broke that sacred bond.
▪ This dissolves hair by breaking the sulphur bonds of the keratin, the protein from which hair is made.
▪ These byproducts also break some of the bonds that hold gum tissue together.
▪ All archaebacteria thrive in intense heat, and most derive their energy from breaking chemical bonds.
▪ The King has disclaimed his love for his offspring and therefore broken the family bond that Cordelia speaks of.
▪ The type and irregularity of fracture bears a complex relation to the breaking of bonds in directions that cut across crystallographic planes.
▪ Vodafone's shares fell on fears that hedge funds that had bought the bonds were short-selling Vodafone.
▪ No longer did Salomon Brothers traders buy bonds at twelve and then make the market believe they were worth twenty.
▪ When the public buy the bonds or bills they will draw money from their banks.
▪ The $ 53 billion fund raised cash and bought long-term bonds aggressively.
▪ This is the point where everyone believes interest rates will rise, and therefore no one wants to buy bonds.
▪ He had bought the bond at sixty; now he was being paid off at a hundred.
▪ So the easiest way for insurers to win regulatory bouquets is to sell equities and buy bonds.
▪ Invest in a stock mutual fund. Buy a short-term bond fund.
▪ National Savings For a more guaranteed but potentially less bountiful return, there are a number of fixed-rate bonds.
▪ The valency of an atom in a covalent molecule is the number of electrons shared by the atom in forming the bond.
▪ All the people in my company are good at forming special bonds with suppliers and customers.
▪ Glu115 also forms hydrogen bonds to His118 and to Asp84, and Glu238 hydrogen-bonds to Glu204.
▪ We believe that part of this development is a process by which parents form bonds to their children.
▪ Carbon has four electrons that it uses to form chemical bonds.
▪ We also believe that certain settings and certain kinds of support can help parents form these bonds and nurture their children successfully.
▪ In general, as the difference in electronegativity between two elements forming a bond decreases, so does the bond enthalpy.
▪ Again, he learns to reconnect by forming a bond with a young boy.
▪ Because of the need for both liquidity and profitability, banks tend to hold bills and bonds of varying maturities and yields.
▪ Another disadvantage of yield to maturity is that investors do not typically hold bonds to maturity.
▪ Torres was ordered held without bond in the Guadalupe County Jail.
▪ Even after allowing for inflation, they should have made 16.1 per cent from holding Treasury bonds.
▪ Simply buy and hold good bonds until maturity.
▪ The current yield is used to estimate the cost of or profit from holding a bond.
▪ Dumbfounded bankers learned that the government would not pay out on its bonds.
▪ With bonding authority, you can sell bonds for projects and then pay off the bonds with a local property tax.
▪ Because the firm is incorporated, the interest it pays on the bond is tax-deductible.
▪ But they must pay for the bond in dollars, so the dollar gets pushed up higher.
▪ Much to William Pitt's disgust Cator sold the bond by public auction to a solicitor called Yates.
▪ To reassure investors, some utilities have taken to selling bonds with insurance, once an unusual tactic for utility bonds.
▪ They attempt to build them up by selling bonds.
▪ A trader could buy or sell as many bonds as he thought appropriate without asking.
▪ Life insurers used to be able to show any profit from selling a bond in the year in which they traded it.
▪ It had planned to sell the bonds today, underwriters said, but decided to wait because yields have risen recently.
▪ He still believed that lovemaking was a sign and a strengthening of the sacramental bond between two people.
▪ It's almost inevitable that the client will form a very close bond with the therapist.
▪ My word is my bond.
▪ Over the years the two men had developed deep bonds of friendship.
▪ The bond between mother and child is extremely strong.
▪ the bond market
▪ The mountain community is held together by deep historical and religious bonds.
▪ U.S. savings bonds
▪ Because bond strengths may differ along the various crystallographic axes, hardness may also vary slightly in direction.
▪ Glu115 also forms hydrogen bonds to His118 and to Asp84, and Glu238 hydrogen-bonds to Glu204.
▪ He felt a peculiar bond with these men and women, though most of them he barely knew.
▪ Obon is for closing off unfinished business, for restoring bonds, for healing and remembering.
▪ She was sharp-eyed and even sharper of tongue, but the bond of affection between them was unbreakable.
▪ The rate of interest on the bonds is quoted net of basic rate tax.
▪ These can be minimised by writing the bond under a suitable trust provided by the insurance company.
▪ And if so, what would that tell about the way the carbon skeleton is bonded together?
▪ Upper and sole unit were then bonded together, not stitched and pegged, as in traditional boot construction.
▪ They show how architects, furniture makers and artists bonded together in common cause.
▪ The government shutdown also may delay a possible $ 1 billion to $ 2 billion global bond offering from Walt Disney Co.
▪ The central bank also bought about 200 billion yen in government bonds outright.
▪ Ohio -- $ 120 million of general obligation bonds, via a Banc One Capital Corp. group.
▪ The company cut its financing costs by 63 million francs, by converting 836 million francs of convertible bonds to equity.
▪ The plan calls for an $ 18 million bond issue in June 2002 and a $ 19 million bond issue in 2005.
▪ The six firms account for about 90 percent of the Brady bond volume.
▪ The benchmark 8 percent government bond due 2006 rose to 106. 54 from 106. 34 in early trading.
▪ The Ginnie Mae 8 percent bonds prepaid at a constant prepayment rate of 9. 8 percent in December.
▪ A state might replace its tax-exempt bonds paying 6 percent interest with bonds paying 5 percent interest.
▪ Glaxo, meantime, is selling $ 500 million of 6. 125 percent 10-year bonds.
▪ P is ahead 15 percent, bonds up 8 percent.
▪ Jacksonville, Fla. -- $ 60 million of water and sewer revenue bonds, via a PaineWebber Inc. group.
▪ Derivatives are contracts whose value is tied to the value of another asset such as a stock, bond or index.
▪ Fund managers have few strong convictions about the stock or bond markets for 1996.
▪ People in the upper brackets of income have the opportunity to participate in the stock and bond markets.
▪ A mutual fund is a portfolio of stocks or bonds that is jointly owned by a large number of investors.
▪ If only it could work that way with stock and bond funds, too!
▪ Some New York securities traders blamed the survey, released Tuesday, for the afternoon decline of stock and bond markets.
▪ Only Young Broadcasting sold bonds today.
male/female bonding
▪ Do a little female bonding - go shopping or out for a big lunch with a friend.
▪ A whole series of male clubs sprang up which emphasised the elements of male bonding.
▪ Anticipated here is that always unstable disjunction between identification and desire upon which male bonding depends.
▪ First, the male - female bonding is weakened owing to the low frequency of male interactions with most of his female companions.
▪ And if so, what would that tell about the way the carbon skeleton is bonded together?
▪ Teammates who were strangers before the party are instantly bonded, and victory is celebrated with fists-in-the-air exaltation.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bond \Bond\ (b[o^]nd), n. [The same word as band. Cf. Band, Bend.]

  1. 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.

  2. pl. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint. ``This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.''
    --Acts xxvi.

  3. 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.

  4. Moral or political duty or obligation.

    I love your majesty According to my bond, nor more nor less.

  5. (Law) 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. 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.

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

  8. (Arch.) 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.

  9. (Chem.) A unit of chemical attraction between atoms; as, oxygen has two bonds of affinity. Also called chemical bond. It is often represented in graphic formul[ae] 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.

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

  11. League; association; confederacy. [South Africa]

    The Africander Bond, a league or association appealing to African, but practically to Boer, patriotism.
    --James Bryce.

    Arbitration bond. See under Arbitration.

    Bond creditor (Law), a creditor whose debt is secured by a bond.

    covalent bond, an attractive force between two atoms of a molecule generated by the merging of an electron orbital of each atom into a combined orbital in the molecule. Such bonds vary in strength, but in molecules of substances typically encountered in human experience (as, water or alcohol) they are sufficiently strong to persist and maintain the identity and integrity of the molecule over appreciable periods of time. Each such bond satisfies one unit of valence for each of the atoms thus bonded. Contrasted with hydrogen bond, which is weaker and does not satisfy the valence of either atom involved.

    double bond, triple bond, a covalent bond which involves the merging of orbitals of two (or three) electrons on each of the two connected atoms, thus satisfying two (or three) units of valence on each of the bonded atoms. When two carbon atoms are thus bonded, the bond (and the compound) are said to be unsaturated.

    Bond debt (Law), a debt contracted under the obligation of a bond.

    hydrogen bond, a non-covalent bond between hydrogen and another atom, usually oxygen or nitrogen. It does not involve the sharing of electrons between the bonded atoms, and therefore does not satisfy the valence of either atom. Hydrogen bonds are weak (ca. 5 kcal/mol) and may be frequently broken and reformed in solution at room temperature.

    Bond of a slate or lap of a slate, the distance between the top of one slate and the bottom or drip of the second slate above, i. e., the space which is covered with three thicknesses; also, the distance between the nail of the under slate and the lower edge of the upper slate.

    Bond timber, timber worked into a wall to tie or strengthen it longitudinally.

    Syn: Chains; fetters; captivity; imprisonment.


Bond \Bond\ (b[o^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bonded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bonding.]

  1. 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.

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


Bond \Bond\, n. [OE. bond, bonde, peasant, serf, AS. bonda, bunda, husband, bouseholder, from Icel. b[=o]ndi husbandman, for b[=u]andi, fr. b[=u]a to dwell. See Boor, Husband.] A vassal or serf; a slave. [Obs. or Archaic]


Bond \Bond\, a. 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.
--1 Cor. xii. 13.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1670s (transitive), from bond (n.). Intransitive sense from 1836. Originally of things; of persons by 1969. Related: Bonded; bonding. Male bonding attested by 1969.


early 13c., "anything that binds," phonetic variant of band (n.1). For vowel change, see long (adj.); also influenced by Old English bonda "householder," literally "dweller" (see bondage). Legalistic sense first recorded 1590s.


Etymology 1

  1. 1 subject to the tenure called bondage. 2 In a state of servitude or slavedom; not free. 3 servile; slavish; pertaining to or befitting a slave. n. 1 A peasant; churl. 2 A vassal; serf; one held in bondage to a superior. Etymology 2

    n. 1 (context legal English) 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. 2 (context finance English) A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind. 2 (context transitive English) To cause to adhere (one material with another). 3 (context transitive chemistry English) To form a chemical compound with. 4 (context transitive English) To guarantee or secure a financial risk. 5 To form a friendship or emotional connection. 6 (context transitive English) To put in a bonded warehouse. 7 (context transitive construction English) To lay bricks in a specific pattern. 8 (context transitive electricity English) To make a reliable electrical connection between two conductors (or any pieces of metal that may potentially become conductors). 9 To bail out by means of a bail bond.


adj. held in slavery; "born of enslaved parents" [syn: enslaved, enthralled, in bondage]

  1. n. an electrical force linking atoms [syn: chemical bond]

  2. 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 [syn: bond certificate]

  3. 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" [syn: alliance]

  4. (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" [syn: bail, bail bond]

  5. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) [syn: shackle, hamper, trammel, trammels]

  6. a connection that fastens things together [syn: attachment]

  7. a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents [syn: bond paper]

  8. 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) [syn: Julian Bond]

  9. British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming [syn: James Bond]

  10. the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition [syn: adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence]

  1. v. stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?" [syn: adhere, hold fast, bind, stick, stick to]

  2. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child" [syn: bind, tie, attach]

  3. issue bonds on

  4. bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together" [syn: bring together, draw together]

Bond -- U.S. County in Illinois
Population (2000): 17633
Housing Units (2000): 6690
Land area (2000): 380.202665 sq. miles (984.720341 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 2.463557 sq. miles (6.380583 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 382.666222 sq. miles (991.100924 sq. km)
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 38.882098 N, 89.434850 W
Bond, IL
Bond County
Bond County, IL
Bond (band)

Bond or BOND (formerly often typeset as bond in deference to the owners of the 007 trademark) is an Australian/ British string quartet that specialises in classical crossover and synthpop music. Bond has been described as the best-selling string quartet of all time, selling over 4 million records.

Bond (Chinese constellation)

Leu (or Low) sieu meaning "the Train of a garment", was one of the twenty-eight lunar mansions of the traditional Chinese astronomy. It was one of the White Tiger of the West (西方白虎).

Bond (crater)

Bond Crater is a crater in the Argyre quadrangle on Mars, located at 33.2° south latitude and 36° west longitude. It is 110.6 km in diameter and was named after George P. Bond, an American astronomer (1825–1865).

Image:Wikibond.jpg|Bond Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). There is an impact crater in the center of the crater, along with a curved ridge. Image:Bond Crater Floor.JPG| Bond Crater Floor, as seen by HiRISE.


is a Japanese manga anthology written and illustrated by Toko Kawai. It is licensed in North America by 801 Media which released the manga in April 2007, and in France by Taifu Comics.

Bond (for international development)

Bond is the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development. Established in 1993, Bond now has over 400 members. These range from large bodies with a world-wide presence to smaller, specialist organisations working in certain regions or with specific groups of people.

Bond promotes, supports, represents and, on occasion, leads the work and interests of UK international development organisations.

Campaigns coordinated by Bond include Enough Food For Everyone IF, Make Poverty History and Vote Global.


BOND (Building Object Network Databases) started development in late 2000 as a rapid application development tool for the GNOME Desktop by Treshna Enterprises. Its aim was to fill a gap that traditional Microsoft Windows applications like Borland Delphi, Microsoft Access and Visual Basic filled on the Windows desktop, but targeted for the Linux environment. Its goal was to allow developers to quickly build database forms in XML for backend SQL databases. It has been employed extensively by Treshna Enterprises to develop applications such as PayMaster (an opensource payroll application) and GymMaster (a commercial gym management application).

Bond (finance)

In finance, a bond is an instrument of indebtedness of the bond issuer to the holders. It is a debt security, under which the issuer owes the holders a debt and, depending on the terms of the bond, is obliged to pay them interest (the coupon) and/or to repay the principal at a later date, termed the maturity date. Interest is usually payable at fixed intervals (semiannual, annual, sometimes monthly). Very often the bond is negotiable, that is, the ownership of the instrument can be transferred in the secondary market. This means that once the transfer agents at the bank medallion stamp the bond, it is highly liquid on the second market.

Thus, a bond is a form of loan or IOU: the holder of the bond is the lender (creditor), the issuer of the bond is the borrower (debtor), and the coupon is the interest. Bonds provide the borrower with external funds to finance long-term investments, or, in the case of government bonds, to finance current expenditure. Certificates of deposit (CDs) or short term commercial paper are considered to be money market instruments and not bonds: the main difference is in the length of the term of the instrument.

Bonds and stocks are both securities, but the major difference between the two is that (capital) stockholders have an equity stake in the company (i.e., they are investors), whereas bondholders have a creditor stake in the company (i.e., they are lenders). Being a creditor, bondholders have priority over stockholders. This means they will be repaid in advance of stockholders, but will rank behind secured creditors in the event of bankruptcy. Another difference is that bonds usually have a defined term, or maturity, after which the bond is redeemed, whereas stocks are typically outstanding indefinitely. An exception is an irredeemable bond, such as a consol, which is a perpetuity, that is, a bond with no maturity.

Bond (sheep)

Bond sheep are an Australian sheep breed that was developed around 1909 near Lockhart, New South Wales by Thomas Bond when he mated Saxon-Peppin Merino ewes to stud Lincoln rams for primarily wool production. The resulting progeny was selected on the basis that they would be more suited to the Riverina environment. Initially these sheep were known as ‘the Commercial Corriedale’.

In 1979, the name was changed to Bond and the Bond Sheepbreeders Association was formed at Lockhart in 1984.

Bond are easy care, plain bodied sheep that produce white, long stapled, high yielding wool of about with a diameter of 22 to 28 microns with a fleece weight of about . Stud rams may weigh up to under good conditions. High lambing percentages are common.

The breed is quite common in the south-east areas of Australia. Stud animals have been exported to China, New Zealand and Russia.

Bond (1810 cricketer)

Bond (first name and dates unknown) was an English first-class cricketer associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) who was active in the 1800s. He is recorded in one match, totalling 8 runs with a highest score of 8 not out.

Bond (surname)

Bond is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Adam Bond (born c. 1981), English actor
  • Alan Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Andrew Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Annabelle Bond (born 1969), English mountain climber
  • Annie B. Bond (born 1953), American writer
  • Arthur J. Bond, American academic
  • Brian Bond (born 1936), British military historian
  • Brock Bond (born 1985), American baseball player
  • Bruce Bond (born 1954), American poet
  • Casey Bond (born 1984), American actor and baseball player
  • Cathi Bond, Canadian writer
  • Chad Bond (born 1987), Welsh footballer
  • Colin Bond (born 1942), Australian racing driver
  • Dario Bond (born 1961), Italian racing driver
  • Darwin Bond (born 1951), American sprinter
  • David Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Denis Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Derek Bond (1920–2006), British actor
  • Derek Bond (bishop) (born 1930), English Anglican bishop
  • Dick Bond (born 1948), English cricketer
  • Douglas Bond (born 1958), American writer
  • Eddie Bond (1933–2013), American musician
  • Edward Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Eleanor Bond (born 1948), Canadian artist
  • Ernie Bond (born 1929), English footballer
  • Etta Bond (born 1989), English singer
  • Felicia Bond (born 1954), American writer
  • Francis George Bond (1856–1930), British soldier who played in the 1878 FA Cup Final
  • Francis Godolphin Bond (1765–26), Rear-Admiral in the British Royal Navy
  • Frederick Bligh Bond (1864–1945), English architect
  • Gemma Bond, English ballet dancer
  • Gerald Bond (1909–1965), South African cricketer
  • George Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Gordon C. Bond, American historian
  • Graeme Bond (born 1949), Australian rules footballer
  • Graham Bond (1937–1974), English musician
  • Grahame Bond (born 1943), Australian actor
  • Grant Bond (born 1974), American comics artist and writer
  • Hamish Bond (born 1986), New Zealand rower
  • Henry Bond (born 1966), English writer and photographer
  • Iain Bond (born 1973), English cricketer
  • Jack Bond (born 1932), English cricketer
  • Jacki Bond, English singer
  • Jackson Bond (born 1996), American actor
  • James Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Jamie Bond (footballer) (born 1971), Australian rules footballer
  • Jared Bond (born 1986), Indiana Election Official
  • Jason Bond, American biologist
  • Jennie Bond (born 1950), English journalist and television presenter
  • Jim Bond (born 1936), American Nazarene church minister
  • Jim Bond (rugby league), New Zealand rugby league player
  • Jay Bond (c. 1885–1955), American college sports coach
  • John Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • John Richard Bond, (born 1950), Canadian astrophysicist
  • Jonathan Bond (born 1993), English footballer
  • Julian Bond (1940–2015), American social activist
  • Justin Vivian Bond (born 1963), American singer-songwriter
  • Jy Bond (born 1979), American football player
  • Kain Bond (born 1985), English footballer
  • Kerry Bond (born 1945), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Kevin Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Kit Bond (born 1939), American politician
  • Langhorne Bond (born 1937), Administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
  • Larry Bond (born 1952), American writer and video game designer
  • LaToya Bond (born 1984), American women's basketball player
  • Len Bond (born 1954), English footballer
  • Liam Bond (born 1970), Welsh golfer
  • Linda Bond, former General of The Salvation Army
  • Lloyd Bond, American psychologist
  • Maya Bond (born 2000), American singer-songwriter
  • Michael Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Nancy Bond (born 1945), American writer
  • Nigel Bond (born 1965), English snooker player
  • Nola Bond, New Zealand sprinter
  • Oliver Bond (died 1797), Irish revolutionary
  • Patrick Bond (born 1961), American economist
  • Phil Bond (born 1954), American basketball player
  • Philip Bond (born 1966), British comic book artist
  • Philip Bond (actor) (born 1934), English actor
  • Raymond Bond (born 1944), English cricketer
  • Richard Bond, American politician
  • Richard L. Bond, American businessman
  • Rose Bond, Canadian-born American animator
  • Ruskin Bond, author
  • Sam Bond (born 1983), English bodybuilder, weightlifter and television personality
  • Samantha Bond (born 1961), English actress
  • Scott Bond, British record producer
  • Shane Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Sheila Bond (born 1928), American actress
  • Shirley Bond, Canadian politician
  • Stephanie Bond (born 1981), New Zealand netball player
  • Stephanie Bond, American author
  • Steve Bond, actor
  • Sue Bond (born 1945), British singer and actress
  • Tony Bond (rugby union) (born 1953), English rugby union player
  • Travis Bond (born 1990), American football player
  • Troy Bond (born 1973), Australian rules footballer
  • Victoria Bond (born 1945), American conductor and composer
  • Walt Bond (1937-1967), American baseball player
  • Walter Bond (born 1969), American basketball player
  • Ward Bond (1903–1960), American actor
  • Wayne Bond (born 1986), Papua New Guinean rugby league player
  • William Bond (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Bond baronets
    • Sir Thomas Bond, 1st Baronet
    • Sir James Bond, 1st Baronet

Usage examples of "bond".

I strove again, then, to escape, pulling against the bonds, trying to abraid them against the back of the blade.

When he was eleven years of age, both his parents were killed in a climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix, and the youth came under the guardianship of an aunt, since deceased, Miss Charmian Bond, and went to live with her at the quaintly-named hamlet of Pett Bottom near Canterbury in Kent.

The tractor was uncoupled and the pilot, followed by Bond, climbed up the little aluminium ladder and then into the raised cockpit and strapped themselves in.

Reluctantly the sliver of aluminium answered and Bond, inches from the top of the wall, found himself swooping down into blackness and then out again on to a moonlit straight.

So much belief, so much authority seemed to have been invested by the builders in these primitive, faceless idols, guardians of the blithe, naked Ama girls, that Bond had a ridiculous urge to kneel and ask for their blessing as the Crusaders had once done before their God.

In 1832, a treaty, bearing date the 20th of April, was executed between the British government in India and Meermoorad Ali, who at that time was the principal Ameer of Scinde, in which a bond of friendship was entered into, and mutual commerce was agreed upon.

The molecule of estrone, for instance, differs from that of androsterone only in the presence of three double bonds and in the absence of carbon-ig.

The young wife, who had snapped her bonds asunder, breathed voluptuously in this atmosphere.

Their bond made Tarrant sensitive to her aura, but turning her focus inward dimmed her auric energy as if she was really sleeping.

Inhaled sodium azide goes into the lungs and directly into the blood, where its molecules bond with oxygen molecules and render the oxygen unusable.

Bit by bit, loosened molecule by loosened molecule, in accordance with the patient, relentless laws of chemistry, the sinew slowly dissolved, weakening the bond which held the compressed, contorted, sharpened baleen, until the slender bond broke.

There to see, that now we have nothing to look for but, far otherwise, that we must put aside all else and rest in This alone, This become, This alone, all the earthly environment done away, in haste to be free, impatient of any bond holding us to the baser, so that with our being entire we may cling about This, no part in us remaining but through it we have touch with God.

In this extremity the Abbe Dutheil took upon himself to propose to the bishop a last resource, the adoption of which caused the introduction into this judicial drama of a remarkable personage, who serves as a bond between all the figures brought upon the scene of it, and who, by ways familiar to Providence, was destined to lead Madame Graslin along a path where her virtues were to shine with greater brilliancy as a noble benefactress and an angelic Christian woman.

Daar steeg zij af, bond den bles aan een jongen beuk, en daalde, haar sleep over den arm, in de groote kom van zand, die men op de Horze algemeen den Witten Kuil noemde.

Morty Beyers clipped to the bond agreement, the shooting took place late at night a little over a month ago in an apartment building on Shaw.