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Bund \Bund\, n. [G.] League; confederacy; esp. the confederation of German states. [1913 Webster] ||


Bund \Bund\, n. [Hindi band.] An embankment against inundation. [India]
--S. Wells Williams. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"league, confederacy," 1850, from German Bund (related to English band (n.2) and bind (v.)). In names of various fraternal organizations, in U.S. especially the German-American Bund, pro-Nazi organization founded 1936.


Etymology 1 n. A league or confederacy; especially the confederation of German states. Etymology 2

n. 1 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. 2 (alternative spelling of bundh lang=en nodot=1) (gloss: pond in which fish are stored for breeding). vb. To provide berms or other secondary enclosures to guard against accidental fluid spills within.


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Usage examples of "bund".

After a visit to the Consulate I entered a kuruma and, with two ladies in two more, was bowled along at a furious pace by a laughing little mannikin down Main Street--a narrow, solid, wellpaved street with well-made side walks, kerb-stones, and gutters, with iron lamp-posts, gas-lamps, and foreign shops all along its length--to this quiet hotel recommended by Sir Wyville Thomson, which offers a refuge from the nasal twang of my fellow-voyagers, who have all gone to the caravanserais on the Bund.

The Bund promptly put together a group of thirty: ten Bundists, ten members of a Zionist splinter group, the Left Poale Zion, and ten Poles from the PPS.

Many of them were from Russia and knew about the fateful Herzl-Plehve meeting and how their old enemy Zubatov had backed the Poale Zionists against the Bund.

The Bund promptly put together a group of thirty: ten Bundists, ten members of a Zionist splinter group, the Left Poale Zion, and ten Poles from the PPS.

Shanghai, and went over that city from the Bund and the Maloo to the narrowest street in the native quarter.

Bund found out that the Naras planned a pogrom in the park and the streets surrounding it.

Although the CPUSA refused to support the demonstration through hatred for Trotskyism and their support for the Democratic mayor, Fiorello La Guardia, whose police were protecting the Bund, many of its multinational rank and file did attend.

Instead the largest left-wing force among the Jews were the Yiddishists of the Bund, whose Polish section had survived its defeat in the Soviet Union, but they were still a distinct minority in the larger community.

Bund or confederation, like the Swiss or German Bund, similar to what the secessionists in the United States so recently attempted and have so signally failed to establish.

Down at number Three, the Bund, British taipans lounging about in the Shanghai Club agreed that this latest development in the pointless struggle between Orientals might get out of hand, if not dealt with briskly.

Later that morning, after a detour to the Der Bund office to pick up a bulky file stuffed with press clippings, notes, and photographs, Fitzduane found himself trailing behind the apparently supercharged Bear as the detective hummed his way through the portals, halls, rooms, corridors, and miscellaneous annexes of the City of Bern art museum.

Eamon Dzhugashvilli was one of the notorious Bat Bund who had advocated straight and bloody murder, blowing every non-bat to kingdom come with as much high explosive as they could lay their claws on, and allying batdom with humankind's foes.

It was a bit more of that Horatian Ode:          And something something something can          Take partners for a plonk pavane,          The bunded giant's staff          Tracing a seismograph.

Only now could he see how the bloodlust for power had bunded all of them.

It was a gray bunding, barely distinguishable from the land around it.