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noun (1)

: 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


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noun (2)

often capitalized
: a political association: such as
: a Jewish socialist organization founded in czarist Russia in 1897
: a pro-Nazi German-American organization of the 1930s
ˈbu̇n-dist How to pronounce bund (audio)
noun often capitalized

Examples of bund in a Sentence

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Yields on government bonds, including benchmark German bunds, declined slightly. Chelsey Dulaney, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2023 Germany’s benchmark 10-year bund rose to 2.55%; Spain's increased to 3.56% and Italy's rose to 4.20%. Will Horner, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2023 Yields on 10-year German bunds, the eurozone's go-to safe asset, jumped to 2.631%, from 2.481% Wednesday. WSJ, 6 July 2023 There is confirmation for this activity in the US 30-year bond, the JGB, and the bund. Bill Sarubbi, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 The yield on the two-year bund traded around 0.027%. Caitlin McCabe, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 The bund recently sported a yield of negative 0.25%, meaning the spread between U.S. and the benchmark European rate is around 180 basis points. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 The hunt for solutions is pressing, and growing evidence suggests there's a role to be played by the humble bund -- a simple structure that's been used by farmers for thousands of years. Thomas Page, CNN, 18 July 2022 The yield on Germany’s bund, Europe’s benchmark bond, fell 9 basis points to minus 0.34 percent. New York Times, 26 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

Hindi baṅd & Urdu band, from Persian

Noun (2)

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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bund was in 1810

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“Bund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bund. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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