a certificate issued by a government or a public company promising to repay borrowed money at a fixed rate of interest at a specified time.
an insurance policy held by a company, which protects against losses resulting from circumstances such as bankruptcy.
US a sum of money paid as bail.
3 (also chemical bond) a strong force of attraction holding atoms together in a molecule or crystal, resulting from the sharing or transfer of electrons:each carbon atom uses three electrons to form bonds with the adjacent atoms
4 [with modifier] Building a pattern in which bricks are laid in order to ensure the strength of the resulting structure:stretcher bond
1join or be joined securely to something else, especially by means of an adhesive substance, heat, or pressure: [with object]:press the material to bond the layers together [no object]:this material will bond well to stainless steel rods (as adjective bonding)a bonding agent
[no object] establish a relationship or link with someone based on shared feelings, interests, or experiences:the failure to properly bond with their children (as noun modifier bonding)the film has some great male bonding scenes
2join or be joined by a chemical bond: [no object]:neutral molecules bond to the central atom
3 [with object] (usually as adjective bonding) lay (bricks) in an overlapping pattern so as to form a strong structure:a bonding course
4 (usually as noun bonding) place (dutiable goods) in bond:they want the introduction of bonding to guarantee that consignments will be properly handled
(of dutiable goods) stored in a bonded warehouse until the importer pays the duty owing.