Physical restraints used to hold someone or something prisoner, especially ropes or chains
(B.1934), English dramatist. Many of his plays are marked by scenes of violence and cruelty. Notable works: Saved (1965) and Lear (1971)
A British secret agent in the spy novels of Ian Fleming, known also by his code name 007
the bond between Moira and her son
Short for Treasury bond.
A bond formed by a pi-orbital.
A high-yield, high-risk security, typically issued by a company seeking to raise capital quickly in order to finance a takeover
A bond in which every course consists of patterns of two stretchers followed by one header.
(Of an animal or person) form a close relationship through courtship and sexual activity with one other animal or person
A short metal cable forming an electric connection between consecutive lengths of rail in a railway or tramway.
A wire forming or reinforcing a bond between two objects; (Electronics) a very short, fine wire forming an interconnection between two components of a microcircuit, such as between a microchip and a pad.
High-quality writing paper
A restructured commercial bank loan to poor countries, denominated in US dollars
An investment bond on which interest is paid by presenting coupons
A chemical bond in which two pairs of electrons are shared between two atoms
A form of index-linked National Savings certificate, originally available only to pensioners
A union of hearts; a strong spiritual or emotional connection. Also (occasionally): a betrothal, an engagement.
= monk bond.
A bond required by a court from an individual deemed to pose a threat to the safety or property of others, intended to deter that person from disturbing the peace.
A type of bond in which bricks are laid diagonally, or in a herringbone pattern, rather than horizontally.
= ransom bill.
A chemical bond in which one pair of electrons is shared between two atoms
A chemical bond in which three pairs of electrons are shared between two atoms
A sterling bond issued on the UK market by a foreign borrower
A bond used in brickwork consisting of alternate courses of stretchers and headers
A pattern of bricks in a wall in which each course consists of alternate headers and stretchers
A weak bond between two molecules resulting from an electrostatic attraction between a proton in one molecule and an electronegative atom in the other
Any of a series of interest-bearing war bonds issued by the U.S. government in 1917–18.
A bond which is invested by a fund manager on behalf of the owner.
The type of bond occurring in metals, in which the valence electrons are not localized as in covalent bonds but are capable of interacting with an indefinite number of the metal nuclei, which are arranged in a lattice formation.
US a bond secured by a mortgage and issued by a mortgage lender.
A chemical bond in which two atoms share more than one pair of electrons.
A carbon–nitrogen bond of the type —CO·NH— in an organic molecule; specifically one linking the amino-acid residues in a peptide chain.
A single bond between two oxygen atoms in a molecule.
(In the UK) a government security that offers no interest or capital gain but is entered in regular draws for cash prizes
= preference bond.
A bond in which an administrator other than an executor gives a guarantee that he or she will administer the estate in accordance with the will and with the laws and rules of probate.
Finance a bond or share in property.
A form of Flemish bond in which the bricks are laid on edge and the headers span the whole thickness of wall, dividing the wall cavity into square spaces.
A type of bond which is issued to raise funds for a specific public project, and is redeemable against the project's future revenue.
A bond issued by the government and sold to the general public
Chiefly Law security put up as a bond, recognizance, or guarantee of good behaviour.
A government bond issued by the US Treasury
A bond issued by a government during or immediately after a major war
A bond issued by a country’s government, promising to repay borrowed money a fixed rate of interest at a specified time
(In the UK) a single-premium life insurance policy linked to a unit trust for long-term investment
A security issued by or on behalf of a local authority
A chemical bond linking a phosphate group to another part of a molecule, especially such a bond in ATP which is hydrolysed to provide energy in living organisms.
A bond which is issued for a fixed term, under conditions such that the customer's capital is at risk should investments perform below a certain preset level.
A bond which entitles the holder to a fixed dividend, the payment of which takes priority over that of ordinary bonds.