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Dictionary definition for: Bond

1. (n) an electrical force linking atoms

2. (v) stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

3. (s) held in slavery; "born of enslaved parents"

4. (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

5. (v) create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

6. (n) 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"

7. (v) issue bonds on

8. (n) (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"

9. (v) bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together"

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

11. (n) a connection that fastens things together

12. (n) a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents

13. (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)

14. (n) British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming

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

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