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Bond is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- (countable) A bond is a connection between two people because of love or friendship.
- War can often build strong bonds between people who suffered or fought together.
- (countable) A bond is a connection between two or more things, for example using glue.
- The heat created a bond between the plastic and the metal.
- (countable); (finance & law) A bond is a financial document promising to pay a certain amount of money. These are often bought and sold.
- The new benchmark ten-year government bond yielded 6.3%.
- Most large international banks have issued floating rate bonds as a source of medium-term funding.
- (countable); (plural) Things that tie or limit you.
- It took her many years to break free of the bonds of guilt.
- (countable); (chemistry) A bond is the force that holds atoms together.
- A contract.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you bond two things, you connect them, for example using glue.
- The melting wax bonded to the table.
- He bonded the wood to the plastic to make it look more natural.
- The individual carbon atoms in a diamond are bonded together extremely strongly.
- (intransitive) If you bond with someone, you form a special relationship.
- Breastfeeding helps the baby bond with its mother.