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1 a circular strip
  • a band of cloth tied around his wrist

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2 something that physically prevents free movement
  • numerous bands of plastic held the toy securely in the box

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3 a line or long narrow section differing in color from the background
  • skunks have a band of white down their backs

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1 a usually large group of musicians playing together
  • that band is looking for a new singer

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2 a group of people working together on a task
  • a band of volunteer searchers found the lost child

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3 a usually small number of persons considered as a unit
  • a band of explorers

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4 a number of things considered as a unit
  • a band of songbirds

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band

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Synonyms & Antonyms of band (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to encircle or bind with or as if with a belt
  • banded the waist of the dress with a matching belt

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2 to gather into a tight mass by means of a line or cord
  • banded the newspapers together for delivery

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3 to make stripes on
  • banded the sleeves of the robe with strips of contrasting material

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The first known use of band was in the 12th century

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“Band.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/band. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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