from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The formation of a close human relationship, as between friends.
  • noun The emotional and physical attachment occurring between a parent or parent figure, especially a mother, and offspring, that usually begins at birth and is the basis for further emotional affiliation.
  • noun A dental technique in which a material such as plastic or porcelain is attached to the surface of a discolored or damaged tooth.
  • noun The technique of using adhesives to attach orthodontic brackets or other appliances to the teeth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the process of fastening firmly together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of bond.
  • noun A method of aggregating multiple network interfaces on a computer into a single logical interface

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
  • noun (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel
  • noun fastening firmly together


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