noun (1)
\ˈbənd \

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, ˈbənd, ˈbu̇nt \

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, 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bund

Statistics for bund

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bund

The first known use of bund was in 1810

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on bund

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with bund

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bund

Comments on bund

What made you want to look up bund? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!