Bund

Bund

Bund is the German and Yiddish word for "Federation" or "Union", in which context it is pronounced "boont".

Bund is also an English word deriving from the Urdu word "band", which means embankment, levee or dam. In this context it is usually pronounced to rhyme with "fund".

Bund when pronounced "boond" also means 'rear end' or butt in Urdu/Punjabi.

It can also refer to:

* The Bund, a famous waterfront area in Shanghai, China
**"The Bund (TV series)", a Hong Kong television series produced by TVB
* The Bund (Kobe), a similar waterfront area in Kobe, Japan
* General Jewish Labor Union, initially founded in the Russian Empire
* German American Bund, a pro-Nazi pre-World War II organisation
* BUND (environmental association), "Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e. V.", the German section of Friends of the Earth International
* Bunding, structure designed to prevent inundation or breaches, for example a liquid containment facility that prevent leaks and spillage from tanks and pipes.
*"Der Bund", a German language newspaper published in Berne, Switzerland
* Bund Garden, a garden in northeastern Pune, India. The Bund Garden Bridge, alongside the older Fitzgerald Bridge, crosses the Mula-Mutha River near the garden.
* Károly Bund, Hungarian forestry engineer and early environmentalist
* Bundesanleihen (or Bund), German 10 year government bond.


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  • Bund — Sm std. (11. Jh.), mhd. bunt, mndd. bunt, mndd. bonde, bunde, bunne Bündel, Vereinigung , mndl. bont Stammwort. Aus vd. * bundi m. Verbundenes, Einfassung zu binden. Hierzu das Diminutiv Bündel (alt m. und wohl mit ae. byndele, bindele f. Bündel… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Bund — Bund, ein um mehrere Eisenstäbe gelegter eiserner Reifen, der entweder den Zweck hat, diese einzelnen Bestandteile zusammenzuhalten (Fig. 1 und 2), oder aber als Verzierung und wohltuende Unterbrechung geradliniger Stäbe benutzt wird. Der… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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