bund

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From German Bund (alliance, league). Doublet of Bund, bond, and band.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʊnd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊnd

Noun[edit]

bund (plural bunds)

  1. A league or confederacy; especially the confederation of German states.
  2. A group of foreign sympathesizers of Nazi Germany, most notoriously before and during World War II.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Urdu بند(band)/Hindi बंद (band), from Persian بند‎.

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Noun[edit]

bund (plural bunds)

  1. A secondary enclosure, typically consisting of a wall or berm, which surrounds a tank or fluid-handling mechanism, intended to contain any spills or leaks.
    • 2020 December 1 (last accessed) “The Buncefield investigation - second progress report”, in Buncefield investigation[1] (PDF), archived from the original on 2006-04-14, page 4:
      The most important of these [secondary containment] provisions are bunds, which are enclosures capable of holding liquids that may escape from the vessels and pipes within the bund wall.
  2. (India) A perennial ("wet") or seasonal ("dry") pond constructed in a depression and in which fish are stored, typically for breeding.
  3. An embankment.
    • 1875, John Thomson, The Straits of Malacca, Indo-China, and China (page 408)
      It is pleasant to see the Chinese domestics and their families; or native ladies dressed in silks, their glossy hair held in by a broad black velvet band with a spray of pearls in front, being propelled along the bund in their hand-carts; but they are not used among Europeans, excepting after dark.
    • 2021 November 17, Mark Rand, “Reconnecting rail freight to S&C quarries”, in RAIL, number 944, page 54:
      A massive opening in the bund (embankment), specifically there to screen the quarry from view, was needed, along with a Midland Railway-style bridge carrying a historic bridleway.
    • 2022 March 23, Philip Haigh, “Network News: Rogue earthwork triggered fatal washout at Carmont”, in RAIL, number 953, page 6:
      RAIB said it could not find evidence to explain who built the earth bank, known as a bund, or why it was built.

Verb[edit]

bund (third-person singular simple present bunds, present participle bunding, simple past and past participle bunded)

  1. To provide berms or other secondary enclosures to guard against accidental fluid spills within.
    • 2020 December 1 (last accessed) “Plant Room Waterproofing & Tanking”, in RIW[2]:
      Plant room floors are generally bunded and/or waterproofed to contain any leaks or spillages of liquids and fluids from faulty tanks, plant or pipe work.

Etymology 3[edit]

Variant of bandh, from Hindi बंध (bandh); see that entry for more. Doublet of etymology 2 above.

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Noun[edit]

bund (plural bunds)

  1. (India) Alternative form of bandh

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse botn, from Proto-Germanic *butmaz.

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Noun[edit]

bund c (singular definite bunden, plural indefinite bunde)

  1. bottom (the lowest part)

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Verb[edit]

bund

  1. imperative of bunde

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Bund.

Noun[edit]

bund n (plural bunduri)

  1. bund

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