Synonyms of bond


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usage: a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents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"


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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Definition and meaning of bond (Dictionary)