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band

noun \ ˈband \

Definition of band

1 :something that confines or constricts while allowing a degree of movement
2 :something that binds or restrains legally, morally, or spiritually
3 :a strip serving to join or hold things together: such as
a :belt 2
b :a cord or strip across the back of a book to which the sections are sewn
4 :a thin flat encircling strip: such as
a :a close-fitting strip that confines material at the waist, neck, or cuff of clothing
b :a strip of cloth used to protect a newborn baby's navel called also bellyband
c :a ring of elastic
5 a :a strip (as of living tissue or rock) or a stripe (as on an animal) differentiable (as by color, texture, or structure) from the adjacent material or area
b :a more or less well-defined range of wavelengths, frequencies, or energies
c :range 7a
6 :a narrow strip serving chiefly as decoration: such as
a :a narrow strip of material applied as trimming to an article of dress
b bands plural :a pair of strips hanging at the front of the neck as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress
c :a ring without raised portions
7 :track 2e(3)

Origin and Etymology of band

in senses 1 & 2, from Middle English band, bond something that constricts, from Old Norse band; akin to Old English bindan to bind; in other senses, from Middle English bande strip, from Middle French, from Vulgar Latin *binda, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German binta fillet; akin to Old English bindan to bind, bend fetter — more at bind


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band

verb

Definition of band

transitive verb
1 :to affix a band to or tie up with a band
2 :to finish or decorate with a band
3 :to gather together :unite
  • banded themselves together for protection
intransitive verb
:to unite for a common purpose often used with together
  • have banded together in hopes of attacking the blight that is common to them all
  • —J. B. Conant

bander

noun

Examples of band in a Sentence

  1. banded the waist of the dress with a speckled belt

  2. banded the newspapers together for delivery

First Known Use of band

15th century

band Synonyms


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band

noun

Definition of band

:a group of persons, animals, or things; especially :a group of musicians organized for ensemble playing

Origin and Etymology of band

Middle French bande troop, from Old Occitan banda, of Germanic origin; akin to Goth bandwo sign, standard — more at banner



BAND Defined for Kids

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band

noun \ ˈband \

Definition of band for Students

1 :a strip of material that holds together or goes around something else A plastic band held on the container's lid.
2 :a strip of something that is different from what it goes around or across
  • a hat band
a band of tall grass
3 :a range of frequencies (as of radio waves)

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band

verb

Definition of band for Students

banded; banding
1 :to put a strip of material on or around :tie together with a band
  • The envelopes are banded in packs of 50.
2 :to unite in a group
  • “They don't want us banding together for higher wages or better housing,” said Marta.
  • —Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising

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band

noun

Definition of band for Students

1 :a group of persons or animals
  • a band of outlaws
2 :a group of musicians performing together

Medical Dictionary

band

noun \ ˈband \

medical Definition of band

1 :a thin flat encircling strip especially for binding: as
a :a strip of cloth used to protect a newborn baby's navel called also bellyband
b :a thin flat strip of metal that encircles a tooth
  • orthodontic bands
2 :a strip separated by some characteristic color or texture or considered apart from what is adjacent: as
a :a stripe, streak, or other elongated mark on an animal; especially :one transverse to the long axis of the body
b :a line or streak of differentiated cells
c :one of the alternating dark and light segments of skeletal muscle fibers
e :a strip of abnormal tissue either congenital or acquired; especially :a strip of connective tissue that causes obstruction of the bowel


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