HyperDic: bondage

English > 3 senses of the word bondage:
NOUNstatebondagethe state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power
statebondage, slavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldomthe state of being under the control of another person
actbondagesexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners
bondage > pronunciation
Soundsbaa'ndihjh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > bondage: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power.
Examples
  • "he was in bondage to fear:
  • "he sought release from his bondage to Satan "
  • "a self freed from the bondage of time"
Broadersubjugation, subjectionforced submission to control by others
English > bondage: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being under the control of another person.
Synonymsslavery, thrall, thralldom, thraldom
Narrowerbonded laborA practice in which employers give high-interest loans to workers whose entire families then labor at low wages to pay off the debt
serfdom, serfhood, vassalageThe state of a serf
servitudestate of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment
Broadersubjugation, subjectionforced submission to control by others
Spanishesclavitud
Catalanesclau, esclavatge, esclavitud
English > bondage: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningsexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners.
Broadersexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activityActivities associated with sexual intercourse

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