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bund 1

An embankment or dike, especially in South Asia.

[Hindi band, from Persian, band of cloth, fastening, bund, from Middle Persian, bond, link, from Old Iranian *banda-; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]

bund 2

 (bo͝ond, bŭnd)
1. An association, especially a political association.
2. often Bund A pro-Nazi German-American organization of the 1930s.
3. often Bund A European Jewish socialist movement founded in Russia in 1897.

[German, from Middle High German bunt; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]

bund′ist n.
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(in India and the Far East) n
1. (Civil Engineering) an embankment; dyke
2. (Civil Engineering) an embanked road or quay
[C19: from Hindi band, from Persian; related to Sanskrit bandha band1]


(bʊnd; German bʊnt)
n, pl Bunds or Bünde (German ˈbyndə)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes not capital) a federation or league
2. (Historical Terms) short for German American Bund, an organization of US Nazis and Nazi sympathizers in the 1930s and 1940s
3. (Historical Terms) an organization of socialist Jewish workers in Russia founded in 1897
4. (Historical Terms) the confederation of N German states, which existed from 1867–71
[C19: German; related to band2, bind]
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1. (in S Asia and the Far East) an earthen dike built to restrain the movement of water, as along a river.
2. (often cap.) a street or road, often a main thoroughfare, atop such a construction.
[1805–15; < Hindi band < Persian: dam, levee; akin to bind, bond1]


(bʊnd, bʌnd)

1. an alliance or league, esp. a political society.
2. (cap.) a pro-Nazi organization, the German-American Volksbund, in the U.S. during the 1930s and early 1940s.
[< German: association, league]
bund′ist, n.
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Bund and realised its vulnerability in the face of floods in the Indus.
"The training sessions have been started here in Tank Bund, Hyderabad and all the sailors across the country are welcome to participate in the event.
'The dumping of domestic, construction and industrial waste in these areas, especially along the hidden bund roads, have become a trend for some parties as an easier alternative to cut waste management costs,' he said in a statement issued today.
A build-up of peat had prevented the natural barrier being built in its original location, and the firm began to build the bund further north and closer to Gelligaer.
In first meeting with delegation of Qataar Bund Road Association, led by President Mahmood Ghaznavi briefed to the Minister that Over billing, Infrastructure issues, increase in rates of taxes are the main issues faced by Traders.
Deputy Commissioner directed the officers of Irrigation department of Larkana district that they should realize their responsibilities, redouble their efforts and strengthen the sensitive points along the protective Bunds.
Sensing the situation, Maj Shabir Sharif immediately moved the remaining company on the Bund. Maj Shabir personally cleared number of enemy bunkers with hand grenades and other available weapons.
President Awami Mahaz Rana Khalid Mehmood in a written statement to the press said that the contract for the repair of the choking bund was awarded to the contractor at Rs28600000 and only 25 percent work has so far been completed even though the contractor has been paid full amount without completion of the project by the irrigation department.
Gross, who manages the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund for Janus Investments, blamed the bund's overvaluation on quantitative easing, but also low growth in the eurozone and problems in Greece.
The accident happened on the Chenyi Square of Shanghai's bund area at around 11:35 pm.
Last night, Denbighshire Council said they are considering inserting a wall into the bund instead stressing work will be carried out "as quickly as possible."