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Meaning of bond

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: an electrical force linking atoms [syn: {chemical bond},
      2: 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 [syn: {bond}, {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}, {bond}]
      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}, {bond}]
      5: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially
         something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) [syn:
         {shackle}, {bond}, {hamper}, {trammel}]
      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         originally made for printing documents [syn: {bond}, {bond
      8: 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) [syn: {Bond},
         {Julian Bond}]
      9: British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming [syn:
         {Bond}, {James Bond}]
      10: the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or
          the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the
          mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was
          required for adhesion" [syn: {adhesiveness}, {adhesion},
          {adherence}, {bond}]
      v 1: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
           [syn: {adhere}, {hold fast}, {bond}, {bind}, {stick},
           {stick to}]
      2: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to
         bond with the child" [syn: {bind}, {tie}, {attach}, {bond}]
      3: issue bonds on
      4: bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of
         their child had drawn them together" [syn: {bond}, {bring
         together}, {draw together}]

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