from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. League; confederacy; esp. the confederation of German states.
  • n. An embankment against inundation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India and the East generally, an embankment forming a promenade and carriageway along a river-front or seaside; an esplanade.
  • n. A league, society, or association: as, Sänger-bund, a ‘singing association’; a shooting bund.


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  • An insider's Guide Andrew Rowat The Bund is Shanghai's spectacular neo-colonial waterfront.

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  • Multimillionaire Dai Zhikang set records in February 2010 when the company he controls, Shanghai Zendai Property Ltd., agreed to pay 9.22 billion yuan $1.45 billion at today's exchange rates for a plot of empty riverfront land just south of the city's historic strip of colonial-era bank buildings called the Bund.

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  • The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilt fell to 2.25%, compared with a rise in the yield on the corresponding German bond, known as a Bund, to 2.31%, as investors reacted favorably to the U.K. budget plan but sold other bonds following an upbeat reading on U.S. consumer sentiment.

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  • Of all Jewish political parties of the time, the Bund was the most progressive regarding gender equality, with more than one-third of membership being female

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  • In the Polish areas of the empire, the Bund was a leading force in the 1905 revolution.

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  • Luxemburg would never join the famous Jewish socialist organization known as the Bund, and she was basically unconcerned with issues of identity.

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  • When it opened in 1994, the KFC on the Bund was the hippest spot in town.


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  • Americans not known as Bund members can move about freely, hence the care to prevent their identities from becoming known.

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  • We did not extend our observation very far, but turned to the more attractive Bund, which is about three miles in extent.

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