Dictionary: BOM'BA-SIN – BOND'ED

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BOM'BA-SIN, n. [s as z. Fr.]

A name given to two sorts of stuffs, one of silk, the other crossed of cotton. – Encyc.


High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning. – Swift.


Originally a stuff of soft loose texture, used to swell garments. Hence, high-sounding words; an inflated style; fustian; a serious attempt, by strained description, to raise a low or familiar subject beyond its rank, which, instead of being sublime, never fails to be ridiculous. – Encyc.


Swelled; high-sounding; bombast. – Shaftesbury.


Swelling words without much meaning; fustian. – Swift.


A sort of woolen cloth.

BOMB'-CHEST, n. [bomb and chest.]

A chest filled with bombs or only with gunpowder, placed under ground, to make destruction by its displosion.


A salt formed by the bombic acid and any base saturated. – Lavoisier.

BOM'BIC, a. [L. bombyx, a silk-worm.]

Pertaining to the silk-worm; as, bombic acid.

BOM-BI-LA'TION, n. [L. bombilo.]

Sound; report; noise. [Little used.] – Brown.


A mineral of an impalpable composition, found in Bombay.


A small ship or vessel, constructed for throwing bombs into a fortress from the sea, and built remarkably strong, in order to sustain the shocks produced by the discharge of the mortars. They generally are rigged as ketches. – Mar. Dict.

BOM-BYC'I-NOUS, a. [L. bombycinus, from bombyx, a silkworm.]

  1. Silken; made of silk.
  2. Being of the color of the silk-worm; transparent with a yellow tint. – Darwin.

BON, a. [Fr. from L. bonus.]

Good; valid as security for something.

BO'NA-FI-DE, adv. [L.]

With good faith; without fraud or deception.

BO'NAIR, a. [It. bonario, from L. bonus.]

Complaisant; yielding. [Not used.]


The policy or manners of Bonaparte. – Lamartine.

BO'NA-RO-BA, n. [It. a fine gown.]

A showy wanton. – Shak.

BO-NA'SUS, n. [L.]

A species of Bos, or wild ox, with a long mane; a native of Asia and Africa. It is of the size of a bull. – Encyc.

BON-CHRE'TIEN, n. [Fr. good Christian.]

A species of pear.

BOND, a. [for Bound.]

In a state of servitude, or slavery; captive. Whether we be Jews or Gentiles; whether we be bond or free. – 1 Cor. xii.

BOND, n. [Sax. bond. See Band and Bind.]

  1. Any thing that binds, as a cord, a chain, a rope; a band.
  2. Ligament; that which holds things together.
  3. Union; connection; a binding. Let walls be so constructed as to make a good bond. – Mortimer.
  4. In the plural, chains; imprisonment; captivity. He hath done nothing worthy of death or of bonds. – Acts.
  5. Cause of union; cement which unites; link of connection; as, the bonds of affection. Charity is the bond of perfectness. – Col iii.
  6. An obligation imposing a moral duty, as by a vow, or promise, by law or other means.
  7. In law, an obligation or deed by which a person binds himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to pay a certain sum, on or before a future day appointed. This is a single bond. But usually a condition is added, that if the obligor shall do a certain act, or pay a certain sum of money, on or before a time specified, the obligation shall be void; otherwise it shall remain in full force. If the condition is not performed, the bond becomes forfeited, and the obligor and his heirs are liable to the payment of the whole sum. – Blackstone.

BOND, v.t.

To give bond for, as for duties or customs at a custom-house; to secure payment of, by giving a bond. On their reshipment and exportation, official clearances were given, in which no mention was made that the cargo consisted of bonded or debentured goods. – War in Disguise. In the United States, it is applied to the goods on which the customs arise, and to the duties secured by bond.


  1. Slavery or involuntary servitude; captivity; imprisonment; restraint of a person's liberty by compulsion. In ancient English law, villenage.
  2. Obligation; tie of duty. He must resolve not to be brought under the bondage of observing oaths. – South.
  3. In Scripture, spiritual subjection to sin and corrupt passions, or to the yoke of the ceremonial law; servile fear. – Heb. ii. Gal. ii. Rona. viii.

BOND'ED, pp.

Secured by bond, as duties. Bonded goods are those for the duties on which bonds are given at the custom-house.