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band 1

 (bănd)
n.
1. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together: a metal band around the bale of cotton.
2. A strip or stripe that contrasts with something else in color, texture, or material.
3. A narrow strip of fabric used to trim, finish, or reinforce articles of clothing.
4. Something that constrains or binds morally or legally: the bands of marriage and family.
5. A simple ungrooved ring, especially a wedding ring.
6.
a. A neckband or collar.
b. bands The two strips hanging from the front of a collar as part of the dress of certain clerics, scholars, and lawyers.
c. A high collar popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
7.
a. Biology A chromatically, structurally, or functionally differentiated strip or stripe in or on an organism.
b. Anatomy A cordlike tissue that connects or holds structures together.
8. Physics
a. A specific range of wavelengths or frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.
b. A range of very closely spaced electron energy levels in solids, the distribution and nature of which determine the electrical properties of a material.
9. Any of the distinct grooves on a long-playing phonograph record that contains an individual selection or a separate section of a whole.
10. A cord or strip across the back of a book to which the sheets or quires are attached.
tr.v. band·ed, band·ing, bands
1. To tie, bind, or encircle with or as if with a band.
2. To mark or identify with a band: a program to band migrating birds.

[Middle English bende (from Old English bend and from Old French bande, bende, of Germanic origin) and Middle English bond, band (from Old Norse, band); see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]

band 2

 (bănd)
n.
1.
a. A group of people: a band of outlaws.
b. A group of animals.
2.
a. Anthropology A unit of social organization especially among hunter-gatherers, consisting of a usually small number of families living together cooperatively.
b. Canadian An aboriginal group officially recognized as an organized unit by the Canadian government. See Usage Note at First Nation.
3. A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
v. band·ed, band·ing, bands
v.tr.
To assemble or unite in a group.
v.intr.
To form a group; unite: banded together for protection.

[Earlier bande, from Old French, banner, troop identified by its standard, of Germanic origin.]

band

(bænd)
n
1. a company of people having a common purpose; group: a band of outlaws.
2. (Music, other) a group of musicians playing either brass and percussion instruments only (brass band) or brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments (concert band or military band)
3. (Pop Music) a group of musicians who play popular music, jazz, etc, often for dancing
4. (Music, other) a group of instrumentalists generally; orchestra
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Canadian a formally recognized group of Canadian Indians on a reserve
6. (Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol a division of a tribe; a family group or camp group
7. US and Canadian a flock or herd
vb
(usually foll by together) to unite; assemble
[C15: from French bande probably from Old Provençal banda of Germanic origin; compare Gothic bandwa sign, banner]

band

(bænd)
n
1. a thin flat strip of some material, used esp to encircle objects and hold them together: a rubber band.
2. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. a strip of fabric or other material used as an ornament or distinguishing mark, or to reinforce clothing
b. (in combination): waistband; hairband; hatband.
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a stripe of contrasting colour or texture. See also chromosome band
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a driving belt in machinery
5. (Mathematics) a range of values that are close or related in number, degree, or quality
6. (Telecommunications)
a. physics a range of frequencies or wavelengths between two limits
b. radio such a range allocated to a particular broadcasting station or service
7. (Atomic Physics) short for energy band
8. (Computer Science) computing one or more tracks on a magnetic disk or drum
9. (Anatomy) anatomy any structure resembling a ribbon or cord that connects, encircles, or binds different parts
10. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the cords to which the folded sheets of a book are sewn
11. (Mining & Quarrying) a thin layer or seam of ore
12. (Architecture) architect a strip of flat panelling, such as a fascia or plinth, usually attached to a wall
13. (Clothing & Fashion) a large white collar, sometimes edged with lace, worn in the 17th century
14. (Clothing & Fashion) either of a pair of hanging extensions of the collar, forming part of academic, legal, or (formerly) clerical dress
15. (Jewellery) a ring for the finger (esp in phrases such as wedding band, band of gold, etc)
vb (tr)
16. to fasten or mark with a band
17. (Environmental Science) US and Canadian to ring (a bird). See ring122
[C15: from Old French bende, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German binda fillet; see band3]

band

(bænd)
n
an archaic word for bond1, bond3, bond4
[C13: from Old Norse band; related to Old High German bant fetter; see bend1, bond]

band1

(bænd)
n.
1. a company of persons, animals, or things acting or functioning together; aggregation: a band of protesters.
2.
a. an orchestra composed chiefly of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.
b. a musical group of a specialized type: rock band.
3. a relatively small group of nomadic people who camp together and subsist by foraging.
v.t.
4. to unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
v.i.
5. to unite; confederate (often fol. by together).
[1480–90; < Middle French bande < Italian banda < Germanic; compare Gothic bandwa standard, sign]

band2

(bænd)
n.
1. a thin, flat strip of some material, as for binding or trimming.
2. a fillet, belt, or strap: a band for the hair.
3. a stripe, as of color.
4. a plain or simply styled ring.
5. a segment of a phonograph record on which sound has been recorded.
6. Also called wave band. a specific range of frequencies, esp. a set of radio frequencies, as HF, VHF, and UHF.
v.t.
7. to mark or furnish with a band.
[1480–90; < Middle French; Old French bende < Germanic]
band′er, n.

band3

(bænd)

n. Archaic.
1. Usu., bands. articles for binding the person or the limbs; shackles; fetters.
2. an obligation; bond: the nuptial bands.
[1100–50; late Old English < Old Norse band, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon band, Old High German bant]

band

(bănd)
A specific range of electromagnetic wavelengths or frequencies, as those used in radio broadcasting.

Band

 a company of persons or, sometimes, animals; a company of musicians. See also company, party, troop.
Examples: band of camels, 1611; of fold, 1490; of followers; of fugitives, 1876; of gorillas [a male with one or more females and young]; of men; of music, 1660; of musicians; of outlaws; of pilgrims [hymn]; of plovers; of robbers, 1826; of strangers, 1601; of violins.

band

tape
1. 'band'

A band is a narrow strip of material such as cloth or metal which is joined at the ends so that it can be fitted tightly round something.

...a panama hat with a red band.
A man with a black band around his arm stood alone.
Her hair was in a pony tail secured with a rubber band.
2. 'tape'

You do not refer to the magnetic strips on which sounds are recorded as 'bands'. You call them tapes.

Do you want to put on a tape?
His manager persuaded him to make a tape of the song.

band


Past participle: banded
Gerund: banding

Imperative
band
band
Present
I band
you band
he/she/it bands
we band
you band
they band
Preterite
I banded
you banded
he/she/it banded
we banded
you banded
they banded
Present Continuous
I am banding
you are banding
he/she/it is banding
we are banding
you are banding
they are banding
Present Perfect
I have banded
you have banded
he/she/it has banded
we have banded
you have banded
they have banded
Past Continuous
I was banding
you were banding
he/she/it was banding
we were banding
you were banding
they were banding
Past Perfect
I had banded
you had banded
he/she/it had banded
we had banded
you had banded
they had banded
Future
I will band
you will band
he/she/it will band
we will band
you will band
they will band
Future Perfect
I will have banded
you will have banded
he/she/it will have banded
we will have banded
you will have banded
they will have banded
Future Continuous
I will be banding
you will be banding
he/she/it will be banding
we will be banding
you will be banding
they will be banding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been banding
you have been banding
he/she/it has been banding
we have been banding
you have been banding
they have been banding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been banding
you will have been banding
he/she/it will have been banding
we will have been banding
you will have been banding
they will have been banding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been banding
you had been banding
he/she/it had been banding
we had been banding
you had been banding
they had been banding
Conditional
I would band
you would band
he/she/it would band
we would band
you would band
they would band
Past Conditional
I would have banded
you would have banded
he/she/it would have banded
we would have banded
you would have banded
they would have banded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.band - an unofficial association of people or groupsband - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
social group - people sharing some social relation
car pool - a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cohort - a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
confederacy, conspiracy - a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
Four Hundred - the exclusive social set of a city
horsey set, horsy set - a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing
jet set - a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure
party, company - a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
2.band - instrumentalists not including string playersband - instrumentalists not including string players
section - a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
marching band - a band that marches (as in a parade) and plays music at the same time
brass band - a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments
concert band, military band - a group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instruments
3.band - a stripe or stripes of contrasting colorband - a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
collar - (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
stretch mark - a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
streak, stripe, bar - a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background; "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
4.band - an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or materialband - an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
cigar band - a narrow paper band around a cigar
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
hatband - a band around the crown of a hat just above the brim
neckband - a band around the collar of a garment
pinstripe - a very thin stripe (especially a white stripe on a dark fabric)
5.band - a group of musicians playing popular music for dancingband - a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
big band - a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians
combo, jazz band, jazz group - a small band of jazz musicians
rock band, rock group - a band of musicians who play rock'n'roll music
steel band - a band that plays instruments made from the heads of oil drums (Caribbean Islands)
6.band - a range of frequencies between two limits
frequency band, waveband - a band of adjacent radio frequencies (e.g., assigned for transmitting radio or television signals)
range - a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
7.band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
armband - a band worn around the upper arm
arm band, armlet - a band worn around the arm for decoration
backband - a broad band that passes over the back of a horse and supports the shafts of a vehicle
bellyband - a cloth band that is worn around the waist (as on infants until the navel has healed)
collar, neckband - a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
collar - a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it
garter, supporter - a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
cincture, waistband, waistcloth, girdle, sash - a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
headband - a band worn around or over the head; "the earphones were held in place by a headband"
headpiece, headstall - the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head
hoop, ring - a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
elastic, elastic band, rubber band - a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
shoulder strap, strap - a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
sweatband - a band of fabric or leather sewn inside the crown of a hat
sweatband - a band of material tied around the forehead or wrist to absorb sweat
bracelet, watch bracelet, watchband, watchstrap, wristband - a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist
mourning band, weed - a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
wristband - band consisting of a part of a sleeve that covers the wrist
wrist band, wristlet - a band or bracelet worn around the wrist
8.band - a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structureband - a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
tissue - part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
9.band - jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the fingerband - jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
annulet - a small ring
engagement ring - a ring given and worn as a sign of betrothal
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
mourning ring - a ring worn as a memorial to a dead person
ringlet - a small ring
seal ring, signet ring - a ring bearing a signet
wedding band, wedding ring - a ring (usually plain gold) given to the bride (and sometimes one is also given to the groom) at the wedding
10.band - a driving belt in machineryband - a driving belt in machinery    
belt - endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
11.band - a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decorationband - a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
loop - anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
12.band - a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
13.band - a restraint put around something to hold it togetherband - a restraint put around something to hold it together
brake band - a band that can be tightened around a shaft to stop its rotation
collet - a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting
ligature - a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
withe - band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems
Verb1.band - bind or tie together, as with a bandband - bind or tie together, as with a band
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
2.band - attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identifyband - attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
attach - cause to be attached

band

1
noun
1. ensemble, group, orchestra, combo Local bands provide music for dancing.
2. gang, company, group, set, party, team, lot, club, body, association, crowd, troop, pack, camp, squad, crew (informal), assembly, mob, horde, troupe, posse (informal), clique, coterie, bevy bands of government soldiers

band

2
noun
1. headband, tie, strip, ribbon She was wearing a trouser suit and a band around her forehead.
2. bandage, tie, binding, strip, belt, strap, cord, fillet, swathe, fetter He placed a metal band around the injured kneecap.
3. strip, belt bands of natural vegetation between strips of crops

band 1

noun
1. A long narrow piece, as of material:
2. A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this:
Archaic: orb.
verb
To encircle with or as if with a band:
Archaic: engird.

band 2

noun
1. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
2. A group of people acting together in a shared activity:
3. An organized group of criminals, hoodlums, or wrongdoers:
Informal: mob.
verb
To assemble or join in a group:
Translations
رِبَاطرِباط، حِزامشَريط، طَوْقعِصابَه، عُصْبَه، زُمْرَهفِرْقَة موسِيقِيَّة
групирам
páskakapelaskupinaspojitpás
bandbåndbandebortgruppe
bando
nauhabändiheimojoukkiojoukko
bendgrupavrpca
band; ræma, borîihljómsveithópur, flokkurlíning, borîimynda hóp
バンド帯状のひも
그룹단체대역폭밴드
apvienotiesbandafrekvenču joslagrupajosla
formaţie
kapelazjednotiť sa
obrobekobročorkesterskupinatrak
bandbinda
วงดนตรีสายคาด
ban nhạcdải băng

band

1 [bænd]
A. N
1. (= strip of material) → faja f, tira f; (= ribbon) → cinta f; (= edging) → franja f; [of cigar] → vitola f, faja f; [of wheel] → fleje m; (= ring) → anillo m, sortija f (LAm); (= armband) → brazalete m; (= hatband) → cintillo m; [of harness] → correa f; (= stripe) → raya f; [of territory] → faja f
see also rubber 1 B
2. (Rad) (= waveband) → banda f
3. [of statistics, tax etc] → banda f
B. VT [+ tax, property] → dividir en bandas
C. CPD band saw Nsierra f de cinta

band

2 [bænd] N
1. (Mus) → orquesta f, conjunto m (Mil) (= brass band) → banda f; (= pop group) → grupo m
then the band played (US) (fig) → y se armó la gorda
2. (= group of people) → cuadrilla f, grupo m (pej) (= gang) → pandilla f
band together VI + ADVjuntarse, asociarse (pej) → apandillarse

band

[ˈbænd] n
(= group) [followers, supporters, helpers, rebels, volunteers] → bande f
(group of musicians) (= pop group, rock band) → groupe m; (at a dance)orchestre m; (military)fanfare f
a four-piece band → un groupe de quatre musiciens
a rock band → un groupe de rock
a jazz band → un groupe de jazz band practice
(= strip) [cloth] → bande f; (on hat)ruban m; [land] → bande f
(= loop) [metal, material] → bande f
(= range) → tranche f
age band → tranche f d'âge
tax band → tranche f d'imposition
band together
vise liguer
see also -banded

band

:
band leader
nBandleader(in) m(f)
bandmaster

band

:
bandstand
nMusikpavillon mor -podium nt
bandwagon
n (US) → Musikwagen m, → (Fest)wagen der Musikkapelle; to jump or climb on the band (also Brit: fig inf) → sich dranhängen, auf den fahrenden Zug aufspringen
bandwidth
n (Rad, Comput) → Bandbreite f

band

1
n
(of cloth, iron)Band nt; (on barrel) → Fassband nt, → Reifen m; (over book jacket) → (Einband)streifen m; (of leather)Band nt, → Riemen m; (= waistband)Bund m; (on cigar) → Banderole f, → Bauchbinde f; (= ring: on bird; US: = wedding band) → Ring m; (on machine) → Riemen m
(= stripe)Streifen m
bands pl (Eccl, Univ: = collar) → Beffchen pl
(Rad) → Band nt ? frequency band, waveband
vt birdberingen

band

2
n
Schar f; (of robbers etc)Bande f; (of workers)Trupp m, → Kolonne f
(Mus) → Band f; (= dance band)Tanzkapelle f; (in circus, brass band, Mil etc) → (Musik)kapelle f

band

1 [bænd] n (gen) → banda, striscia; (of hat, cigar) → nastro

band

2 [bænd] n
a. (Mus) → banda (musicale); (jazz band, pop group) → complesso (Mil) → fanfara
b. (group of people) → banda
band together vi + advmettersi in gruppo

band1

(bӕnd) noun
1. a strip of material to put round something. a rubber band.
2. a stripe of a colour etc. a skirt with a band of red in it.
3. in radio etc, a group of frequencies or wavelengths. the medium waveband.

band2

(bӕnd) noun
1. a number of persons forming a group. a band of robbers.
2. a body of musicians. a brass band; a dance band.
verb
to unite or gather together for a purpose. They banded together to oppose the building of the garage.

band

رِبَاط, فِرْقَة موسِيقِيَّة páska, skupina band, bånd Band ιμάντας, συγκρότημα banda, conjunto bändi, nauha bande, groupe grupa, vrpca fascia, gruppo バンド, 帯状のひも, 음악단 band, lint band, bånd wstążka, zespół banda, faixa лента, музыкальная группа band วงดนตรี, สายคาด orkestra, şerit ban nhạc, dải băng 带子, 重唱团

band

n cinta, banda; (orthodontics) banda; adjustable gastric — banda gástrica ajustable
References in classic literature ?
Wing Biddlebaum, forever frightened and beset by a ghostly band of doubts, did not think of himself as in any way a part of the life of the town where he had lived for twenty years.
Bless my hat band, I think I know my way about the house by this time
He wore a sombrero hat, with a wide leather band and a bright buckle, and the ends of his moustache were twisted up stiffly, like little horns.
A small band of them were lying on their stomachs on the floor looking at the colored sheets of the comic papers which Mr.
The simple array of the chosen band was soon completed.
The other adornment was the portrait of old Colonel Pyncheon, at two thirds length, representing the stern features of a Puritanic-looking personage, in a skull-cap, with a laced band and a grizzly beard; holding a Bible with one hand, and in the other uplifting an iron sword-hilt.
It was a matter of no little vanity to him on Sundays, to take his station in front of the church gallery, with a band of chosen singers; where, in his own mind, he completely carried away the palm from the parson.
So, almost every twenty-four hours, when the watches of the night were set, and the band on deck sentinelled the slumbers of the band below; and when if a rope was to be hauled upon the forecastle, the sailors flung it not rudely down, as by day, but with some cautiousness dropt it to its place, for fear of disturbing their slumbering shipmates; when this sort of steady quietude would begin to prevail, habitually, the silent steersman would watch the cabin-scuttle; and ere long the old man would emerge, griping at the iron banister, to help his crippled way.
A pair of military trousers, light blue with a yellow stripe, serve to give that suggestion of authority proper to the leader of a band.
Now, we'll start this band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer's Gang.
Forward he ran through the forest, before the band could gather their scattered wits--still forward into the great greenwood.
1822, and in the following year pushed a resolute band of trappers across the mountains to the banks of the Green River or Colorado of the West, often known by the Indian name of the Seeds-ke-dee Agie.