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bond

bond

 
 
pronunciation:
band
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that connects or confines.
This glue creates a powerful bond.The prisoner managed to break free of his bonds.
synonyms:
bind, chain, connection, constraint, tie
similar words:
attachment, cement, check, control, fetter, hold, link, rein, restraint, shackle, trammel
definition 2: that which binds people emotionally or intellectually, such as a common interest, love, or feelings of loyalty.
There is a special bond of friendship between us.A strong bond can develop between an animal and a human.
synonyms:
connection, link, nexus, tie
similar words:
attachment, chain, chemistry, esprit de corps, liaison, rapport, solidarity, sympathy, yoke
definition 3: a piece of paper issued by a person, government, or corporation, signifying debt and promising repayment and interest money.
We invested our money in bonds.
similar words:
certificate, debenture, guarantee, guaranty, note, roll, surety
definition 4: a type of high-grade writing paper.
The letter must be typed on bond, not copy paper.
similar words:
foolscap, laid paper, paper, parchment, vellum
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bonded, bonding, bonds
definition: to bind together.
The heat bonded the two pieces of metal.
synonyms:
attach, bind, combine, connect, fasten, join, unite
similar words:
affix, band, cement, chain, glue, link, paste, stick
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to join together, as in a bond.
What happens when these atoms bond?
synonyms:
bind, cohere, join, stick, tie, unite
similar words:
adhere, cement, combine, grip, hold, lock
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