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BONDAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bondage mean? 

BONDAGE (noun)
  The noun BONDAGE has 3 senses:

1. the state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power
2. the state of being under the control of another person
3. sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners

  Familiarity information: BONDAGE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BONDAGE (noun)


Sense 1bondage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context examples:

he was in bondage to fear / he sought release from his bondage to Satan / a self freed from the bondage of time

Hypernyms ("bondage" is a kind of...):

subjection; subjugation (forced submission to control by others)


Sense 2bondage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being under the control of another person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

slavery; thraldom; thrall; thralldom; bondage

Hypernyms ("bondage" is a kind of...):

subjection; subjugation (forced submission to control by others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bondage"):

bonded labor (an illegal practice in which employers give high-interest loans to workers whose entire families then labor at low wages to pay off the debt)

servitude (state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment)

serfdom; serfhood; vassalage (the state of a serf)


Sense 3bondage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("bondage" is a kind of...):

sex; sex activity; sexual activity; sexual practice (activities associated with sexual intercourse)


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