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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.


(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]



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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That's narrowed the Bund/T-note spread a bit as Bunds underperformed, from -221 bp to the -219 bp area.
In some places, entire sections of bunds have vanished.
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.
The commissioner also inspected flood bunds including Fakhar Bund and Mashoori Bund.
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Babu, has also strongly recommended a ban on the construction of new bunds, roads, guide bunds, widening of the existing bunds, spurs and guide bunds within the existing floodplains of the river.
An inadequate freeboard of river banks caused two breaches (500 ft each) in Tori Bund near Ghospur and also in loop bunds behind Tori and in BS Feeder.
Nearly 7000 Army troops assisted to mitigate the impact of the destruction caused by more than 27 tank bunds with widths of about 20-50 meters, completely destroyed, while 302 more bunds partially damaged, ready to burst at any given moment.
Due to the high level of rainfall in Ireland, these watertight bund areas would collect large volumes of rainwater reducing the bunds ability to contain at least 110% of the tank's maximum capacity.
Profit-taking is what Bunds face for downside risk.
AT Buncefield there are three large petrol tanks in one bund (concrete enclosure), four in another and two more bunds that hold seven tanks.
Manufactured throughout in tough high-grade polyethylene and designed for the secure storage and handling of a variety of liquid containers, the range comprises two retention Bunds and two purpose-designed 4-Drum bunds.