noun (1)
\ ˈbənd How to pronounce bund (audio) \

Definition of bund

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


noun (2), often capitalized
\ ˈbu̇nd How to pronounce bund (audio) , ˈbənd, ˈbu̇nt How to pronounce bund (audio) \

Definition of bund (Entry 2 of 2)

: a political association: such as
a : a Jewish socialist organization founded in czarist Russia in 1897
b : a pro-Nazi German-American organization of the 1930s

Other Words from bund

Noun (2)

bundist \ ˈbu̇n-​dist How to pronounce bund (audio) , ˈbən-​ \ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of bund

Noun (1)

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bund

Noun (1)

Hindi baṅd & Urdu band, from Persian

Noun (2)

Yiddish bund & German Bund, from Middle High German bunt; akin to Old English byndel

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“Bund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bund. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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