Bonanza to Bonnet
(Bo*nan"za) n. [Sp., prop. calm., fair weather, prosperity, fr. L. bonus good.] In mining, a
rich mine or vein of silver or gold; hence, anything which is a mine of wealth or yields a large income.
[Colloq. U. S.]
(Bo`na*part"e*an) a. Of or pertaining to Napoleon Bonaparte or his family.
(Bo"na*part`ism) n. The policy of Bonaparte or of the Bonapartes.
(Bo"na*part`ist), n. One attached to the policy or family of Bonaparte, or of the Bonapartes.
(||Bo"na per`i*tu"ra) [L.] (Law) Perishable goods. Bouvier.
(||Bo"na ro"ba) [It., prop. "good stuff."] A showy wanton; a courtesan. Shak
(Bo*na"sus Bo*nas"sus) n. [L. bonasus, Gr. , .] (Zoöl.) The aurochs or European bison.
(||Bon"bon`) n. [F. bonbon, fr. bon bon very good, a superlative by reduplication, fr. bon
good.] Sugar confectionery; a sugarplum; hence, any dainty.
(Bonce) n. [Etymol. unknown.] A boy's game played with large marbles.
(||Bon`chré`tien") n. [F., good Christian.] A name given to several kinds of pears. See Bartlett.
(Bon"ci*late) n. [Empirical trade name.] A substance composed of ground bone, mineral
matters, etc., hardened by pressure, and used for making billiard balls, boxes, etc.
(Bond) n. [The same word as band. Cf. Band, Bend.]
1. That which binds, ties, fastens, or confines, or by which anything is fastened or bound, as a cord,
chain, etc.; a band; a ligament; a shackle or a manacle.
Gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder,
I gained my freedom.
2. pl. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint. "This man doeth nothing worthy of
death or of bonds." Acts xxvi.
3. A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship.
A people with whom I have no tie but the common bond of mankind.
4. Moral or political duty or obligation.
I love your majesty
According to my bond, nor more nor less.
5. (Law) A writing under seal, 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, appear at a certain place, conform to certain rules,
faithfully perform certain duties, 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. Bouvier. Wharton.
6. An instrument (of the nature of the ordinary legal bond) made by a government or a corporation for
purpose of borrowing money; as, a government, city, or railway bond.
7. The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond.