noun \ˈbənd\

Definition of BUND

:  an embankment used especially in India to control the flow of water
:  an embanked thoroughfare along a river or the sea especially in the Far East

Origin of BUND

Hindi baṅd & Urdu band, from Persian
First Known Use: 1810

Rhymes with BUND


noun, often capitalized \ˈbnd, ˈbənd, ˈbnt\

Definition of BUND

:  a political association: as
a :  a Jewish socialist organization founded in czarist Russia in 1897
b :  a pro-Nazi German-American organization of the 1930s
bund·ist \ˈbn-dist, ˈbən-\ noun often capitalized

Origin of BUND

Yiddish bund & German Bund, from Middle High German bunt; akin to Old English byndel
First Known Use: 1850


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