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.
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.
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.
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
In the Polish areas of the empire, the Bund was a leading force in the 1905 revolution.
Luxemburg would never join the famous Jewish socialist organization known as the Bund, and she was basically unconcerned with issues of identity.
When it opened in 1994, the KFC on the Bund was the hippest spot in town.
[Actually] Any spot on the Bund is a fun place to be.
Americans not known as Bund members can move about freely, hence the care to prevent their identities from becoming known.
We did not extend our observation very far, but turned to the more attractive Bund, which is about three miles in extent.