Definition of bond in English:
- The country was always an unstable equilibrium, artificially held together by the iron bonds of an authoritarian and brutal regime.
- His father pushed his sleeve up and tied on a rubber bond.
- I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.
- After 69 years of building and leasing steel forms, we at EFCO know that concrete bonds or sticks to all forming surfaces to some degree.
- The antistatic agent apparently weakens the bond between the stuck-on food and the pot or pan's surface.
- This packing gives the plaster a strong surface to key into and eliminates the problem of plaster from falling off of our wall for lack of mechanical bond.
- People who trust one another share a bond of faith and understanding.
- But community demands more than simply emotionally satisfying bonds between individuals.
- Yes, you can generate sales - but equally, you can generate goodwill or an emotional bond.
- Marriage as a legal bond may become outdated, but I doubt it.
- Their bond is purely legal, familial, and time bound.
- It is logical because it is a legal bond, supposedly proof to the world that two people are in love, like a big advert.
- The contract is to be found in the terms of the Trust Deed and of the bonds.
- There are no options under a payment bond except to pay on default by the principal.
- The numbers do not reflect the fact that the company is claiming some $244,000 in principal payment on bonds posted on this project.
- Alternatively, the government may seek to borrow the money, by issuing Treasury bills and bonds to the public.
- Debt repayments have been funded in part by new issues of government bonds but the money markets are concerned that this cannot continue indefinitely.
- Interest rates on government bonds of EMU member states have converged.
- Each union must buy an insurance bond to protect members against fraud on the part of its staff, and must also meet stringent solvency regulations.
- He says the insurance bond provides deserved protection for employees who put a lot into the company.
- We have received quite a few e-mails over recent weeks about pensions, investments and insurance bonds.
- The electrons that are shared by the atoms to form the bond belong to one of these molecular orbitals.
- A covalent bond is a bond formed when two atoms share a pair of electrons.
- Opposing this tendency is the covalent bond holding the HCl molecule together.
- Bricks shall be laid in running or stretcher bond with control joints as noted on drawings.
- Like conventional bricks, adobes are laid in a running bond - an overlapping pattern - then mortared in place with adobe mud.
- The job requires a master mason to set the first course, grout bond beams, and install and tension the post-tension tendons.
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- A technique first used in the aerospace industry, weld bonding uses a structural adhesive film to reduce the number of spot welds.
- We bonded them with an adhesive that cannot ever be destroyed.
- Tests produced adhesives that bonded to cloth, glass, leather, metal, paper, plastic, and other materials.
- A club or sports team you're into is also a great place to bond with people who share your interests.
- Here we see Harry - who once ran and hid from the relationship - actively create more opportunities to bond with Mary.
- The purpose of these rituals is to enable young people to bond with others with whom they have undergone painful experiences.
- The walls are made of sugar molecules bonded by amino acids, Tenover explains, and vancomycin attacks the amino acid links.
- Quantum dots can bond chemically to biological molecules, enabling them to trace specific proteins within cells.
- Complex ions are ions that have a molecular structure consisting of a central atom bonded to other atoms by coordinate covalent bonds.
- The projecting bastions are drum-shaped, built of stone laced with horizontal bonding courses of red tile.
- The user can change brick colors, bonding patterns, coursing, and mortar colors instantly.
- An ingenious pattern of brickwork bonding was adopted to ensure satisfactory composite action.
Middle English: variant of band1.
band from (Old English):
A band in the sense ‘a strip of something’ comes from the same Germanic root as bind (Old English) and bond (Middle English). Bend is a variant found in bend sinister (early 17th century), a broad diagonal stripe from top right to bottom left of a shield, a supposed sign of bastardy. Bandage (late 16th century) and bandbox (mid 17th century), now a box for carrying hats, but originally for carrying neckbands, come from this word. In early use a band in the sense ‘a group’, usually consisted of armed men, robbers, or assassins. The first groups of musicians called a band (in the 17th century) were attached to regiments of the army. Banner (Middle English) is related. A bandwagon (mid 19th century) was a wagon used for carrying the band in a parade or procession. The word now occurs more often in phrases such as to jump on the bandwagon. This use developed in America in the late 19th century.
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