- 1. chemical bond, bond, attraction, attractive force
- usage: an electrical force linking atoms
- 2. bond, bond certificate, debt instrument, obligation, certificate of indebtedness, security, certificate
- usage: 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
- 3. alliance, bond, connection, connexion, connectedness
- usage: 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"
- 4. bail, bail bond, bond, recognizance, recognisance
- usage: (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"
- 5. shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, restraint, constraint
- usage: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
- 6. attachment, bond, connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective
- usage: a connection that fastens things together
- 7. bond, bond paper, writing paper
- usage: a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
- 8. Bond, Julian Bond
- usage: 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)
- 9. Bond, James Bond
- usage: British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
- 10. adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond, stickiness
- usage: 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"
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- 1. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to, attach
- usage: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
- 2. bind, tie, attach, bond, relate
- usage: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
- 3. bond, mortgage
- usage: issue bonds on
- 4. bond, bring together, draw together, unite, unify
- usage: bring together in a common cause or emotion; "The death of their child had drawn them together"
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