- present participle of boil
- The process of changing the state of a substance from liquid to gas by heating it to its boiling point.
- (uncountable) An animation style with constantly changing wavy outlines, giving a shimmering or wobbling appearance.
- That boils or boil.
- (informal, hyperbolic) Of a thing: extremely hot or active.
- (informal, hyperbolic) Of a person: feeling uncomfortably hot.
- (informal, hyperbolic) Of the weather: very hot.
- boiling kettle boiling oil
- With a little manœuvring they contrived to meet on the doorstep which now, in mid-morning, was in a boiling stream of passers-by, hurrying business people speeding past in a flurry of fumes and dust in the bright haze.
- The radiator is boiling – I’m going to turn it down a bit.
- I’m boiling – can’t we open a window?
- It’s boiling out today!
- (of adjectives associated with heat) Extremely
- (law) Evidence of a long-term debt, by which the bond issuer (the borrower) is obliged to pay interest when due, and repay the principal at maturity, as specified on the face of the bond certificate. The rights of the holder are specified in the bond indenture, which contains the legal terms and conditions under which the bond was issued. Bonds are available in two forms: registered bonds, and bearer bonds.
- (finance) A documentary obligation to pay a sum or to perform a contract; a debenture.
- A partial payment made to show a provider that the customer is sincere about buying a product or a service. If the product or service is not purchased the customer then forfeits the bond.
- (often in the plural) A physical connection which binds, a band.
- An emotional link, connection or union; that which holds two or more people together, as in a friendship; a tie.
- Moral or political duty or obligation.
- (chemistry) A link or force between neighbouring atoms in a molecule.
- A binding agreement, a covenant.
- A bail bond.
- Any constraining or cementing force or material.
- (construction) In building, a specific pattern of bricklaying.
- In Scotland, a mortgage.
- (railways) A heavy copper wire or rod connecting adjacent rails of an electric railway track when used as a part of the electric circuit.
- Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.
- Many say that government and corporate bonds are a good investment to balance against a portfolio consisting primarily of stocks.
- The prisoner was brought before the tribunal in iron bonds.
- They had grown up as friends and neighbors, and not even vastly differing political views could break the bond of their friendship.
- a people with whom I have no tie but the common bond of mankind
- I love your majesty / According to my bond, nor more nor less.
- Organic chemistry primarily consists of the study of carbon bonds, in their many variations.
- You could rely on him. His word was his bond.
- Herbert resented his wife for subjecting him to the bonds of matrimony; he claimed they had gotten married while drunk.
- The bailiff released the prisoner as soon as the bond was posted.
- A bond of superglue adhered the teacups to the ceiling, much to the consternation of the cafe owners.
- (transitive) To connect, secure or tie with a bond; to bind.
- (transitive) To cause to adhere (one material with another).
- (transitive, chemistry) To form a chemical compound with.
- (transitive) To guarantee or secure a financial risk.
- To form a friendship or emotional connection.
- (transitive) To put in a bonded warehouse; to secure (goods) until the associated duties are paid.
- (transitive, construction) To lay bricks in a specific pattern.
- (transitive, electricity) To make a reliable electrical connection between two conductors (or any pieces of metal that may potentially become conductors).
- To bail out by means of a bail bond.
- The gargantuan ape was bonded in iron chains and carted onto the stage.
- The children bonded their snapshots to the scrapbook pages with mucilage.
- Under unusual conditions, even gold can be made to bond with other elements.
- The contractor was bonded with a local underwriter.
- The men had bonded while serving together in Vietnam.
- A house’s distribution panel should always be bonded to the grounding rods via a panel bond.
- In the August election of 1874 I bonded out of jail eighteen colored men that had been in there, and there has not one of them been tried yet, and they never will be.
- In jail for killing a man, Procter Lewis is placed in a cell where he is faced with a choice: he can be bonded out of jail by Roger Medlow, the owner of the plantation where he lives, or he can serve his time in the penitentiary.
- And no, you cannot drive her down to the bank to see if her new AFDC card is activated and drop her kids off at school for her because she didn’t think to get her car before he bonded out of jail.