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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bond \Bond\ (b[o^]nd), n. [The same word as band. Cf. Band,
     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.
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              Gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder,
              I gained my freedom.                  --Shak.
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     2. pl. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity,
        restraint. "This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of
        bonds." --Acts xxvi.
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     3. A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting
        tie; as, the bonds of fellowship.
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              A people with whom I have no tie but the common bond
              of mankind.                           --Burke.
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     4. Moral or political duty or obligation.
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              I love your majesty
              According to my bond, nor more nor less. --Shak.
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     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. --Bouvier. --Wharton.
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     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.
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     7. The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the
        duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond.
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     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
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     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.
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     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.
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     11. League; association; confederacy. [South Africa]
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               The Africander Bond, a league or association
               appealing to African, but practically to Boer,
               patriotism.                          --James Bryce.
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     Arbitration bond. See under Arbitration.
     Bond creditor (Law), a creditor whose debt is secured by a
        bond. --Blackstone.
     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. --Burrows.
     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
     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.
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     Syn: Chains; fetters; captivity; imprisonment.
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