One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An embankment or causeway.
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- ‘Concrete bunds turn the water sterile and leave no room for natural, vegetated spawning banks.’
- ‘This design created a lagoon between the bund and the island.’
- ‘The couple are accused of failure to remove the waste from the land in breach of an enforcement notice, and failure to remove unauthorised engineering works, namely bunds, from the land in breach of an enforcement notice.’
- ‘The local administration has tried to solve this problem by raising the level of the bunds along the river.’
- ‘Mining often is carried out underwater and one could avoid the water by building bunds and so on.’
- ‘During heavy monsoon downpours, the bunds naturally breached causing silt formation in tanks.’
- ‘Other rubble serves to repair roads and shore-up retaining bunds along the shore.’
- ‘I too am distressed at the construction of a bund to prevent the long-standing annual visits by Romany families to an Ilkley riverside location.’
- ‘Firefighters quickly blocked the drains to stop the flammable cargo leaking into the sewer and put down a bund to contain the diesel.’
- ‘The oil, as well as other debris and rubbish, is currently contained by a bund across the river, at Church Street weir, which stops it from reaching the River Thames.’
- ‘There were volunteers there to help de-silt the reservoir and raise the bund of the check dam; and artists to be part of an art camp.’
- ‘To prevent the water from the Busrah River from flooding the many establishments of the base, a huge bund or dam has been built south and southeast of the town.’
- ‘Solutions suggested for the sports field include redirecting a drain under Mill Yard to Mill Race and putting a bund around the field.’
- ‘Thirty-one detailed points of concern have been raised by the Bord in respect to peat excavation and its containment in repository bunds.’
- ‘Previously, the developers had planned to deposit the peat in bunds on the hillside site - a proposal which caused concern that it would not be stable.’
- ‘He stressed that plans were also in place to create bunds, or embankments, to contain the stockpiles, although covering them was impractical for operational reasons.’
- ‘Temporary bunds on nullahs, rivulets or small rivers erected by using empty cement bags, popularly known as Vanarai Bunds, have proved most effective.’
- ‘The VIP convoy halted at some distance away from the lake bund where the residents had gathered.’
- ‘A pipe from the tank led to a drum which was outside the spillage bund round the tank.’
- ‘Later, we will fence the lake area, develop the bund, make jogging tracks, construct an auditorium, and provide boating facility, but of course, all this will be done in stages.’
- 1.1 A wall surrounding an industrial fuel tank.
Early 19th century: via Urdu from Persian.
1An association, especially a political one.
- ‘Hopefully we can all catch up through another bund gathering!!’
- ‘A bund is a union, group or gathering.’
- ‘"Subversive organization" means every corporation, society, association, camp, group, bund, political party, assembly, body or organization which advocates or practices the duty or necessity of conducting, seizing or overthrowing the government of the United States, of this State or of any political subdivision thereof.’
- 1.1 A pro-Nazi German-American organization of the 1930s.
- ‘An association of German immigrants to America, the Bund had a definite pro-Nazi slant.’
- ‘But by 1935, the Bund had made almost no impact on German-Americans.’
- ‘On pages 110 and 111, Carlson highlights a Bund meeting at which those in attendance viewed newsreel footage of Nazi conquests.’
- 1.2 An Ashkenazi Jewish socialist movement founded in Russia in 1897.
- ‘My older brothers and I liked going to the Bund because of the nice people who belonged, rather than for the Bund's political activities.’
- ‘As the Bund's political power grew, it reached a central position in Jewish cultural life.’
- ‘Active in politics and labor activities, they sponsored bunds, theaters, newspapers, and discussions clubs.’
German Bund, related to band and bind.
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