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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bond  \Bond\,  n. 
  1.  (Elec.)  A  heavy  copper  wire  or  rod  connecting  adjacent 
  rails  of  an  electric  railway  track  when  used  as  a  part  of 
  the  electric  circuit. 
 
  2.  League;  association;  confederacy.  [South  Africa] 
 
  The  Africander  Bond,  a  league  or  association 
  appealing  to  African,  but  practically  to  Boer, 
  patriotism.  --James  Bryce. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  9.  (Chem.)  A  unit  of  chemical  attraction;  as  oxygen  has  two 
  bonds  of  affinity.  It  is  often  represented  in  graphic 
  formul[ae]  by  a  short  line  or  dash.  See  Diagram  of 
  {Benzene  nucleus},  and  {Valence}. 
 
  {Arbitration  bond}.  See  under  {Arbitration}. 
 
  {Bond  crediter}  (Law),  a  creditor  whose  debt  is  secured  by  a 
  bond.  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Bond  debt}  (Law),  a  debt  contracted  under  the  obligation  of 
  a  bond.  --Burrows. 
 
  {Bond}  (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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bond  \Bond\,  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.  --Shak. 
 
  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.  --Burke. 
 
  4.  Moral  or  political  duty  or  obligation. 
 
  I  love  your  majesty  According  to  my  bond,  nor  more 
  nor  less  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  6.  An  instrument  (of  the  nature  of  the  ordinary  legal  bond) 
  made  by  a  government  or  a  corporation  for  purpose  of 
  borrowing  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  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bond  \Bond\,  a. 
  In  a  state  of  servitude  or  slavery;  captive. 
 
  By  one  Spirit  are  we  all  baptized  ..  whether  we  be  Jews 
  or  Bentiles,  whether  we  be  bond  or  free  --1  Cor.  xii. 
  13. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bond 
  adj  :  held  in  slavery;  "born  of  enslaved  parents"  [syn:  {enslaved}, 
  {enthralled},  {in  bondage}] 
  n  1:  an  electrical  force  linking  atoms  [syn:  {chemical  bond}] 
  2:  an  interest-bearing  (or  discounted)  certificate  of  debt 
  issued  by  a  government  or  corporation  in  order  to  raise 
  money  [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:  anything  that  restrains  (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:  the  property  of  sticking  together  (as  of  glue  and  wood) 
  [syn:  {adhesiveness},  {adhesion},  {adherence}] 
  v  1:  stick  to  firmly;  "Will  this  wallpaper  adhere  to  the  wall?" 
  [syn:  {adhere},  {hold  fast},  {bind},  {stick},  {stick  to}] 
  2:  create  social  or  emotional  ties  [syn:  {bind},  {tie}] 
  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}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bond,  CO 
  Zip  code(s):  80423 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bond 
  an  obligation  of  any  kind  (Num.  30:2,  4,  12).  The  word  means 
  also  oppression  or  affliction  (Ps.  116:16;  Phil.  1:7).  Christian 
  love  is  the  "bond  of  perfectness"  (Col.  3:14),  and  the 
  influences  of  the  Spirit  are  the  "bond  of  peace"  (Eph.  4:3). 
 




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