- a league or confederacy; especially the confederation of German states.
- 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.
- 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. -- Second progress report on the Buncefield investigation http://www.buncefieldinvestigation.gov.uk/reports/report2.pdf
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:
Bund, a famous waterfront area in Shanghai, China
- The Bund (TV series), a Hong Kong television series produced by TVB
- 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.
bund in Czech: Spolek
bund in German: Bund
bund in French: Bund (homonymie)
bund in Japanese: ブント
bund in Norwegian: Bund
bund in Russian: Бунд (значения)
bund in Slovak: Zväz
bund in Finnish: Bund (täsmennyssivu)