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band 1

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 ring, especially a wedding ring.
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 1500s and 1600s.
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

a. A group of people: a band of outlaws.
b. A group of animals.
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.

[Early Modern English, from Middle French, troop identified by its standard, ultimately (probably via Old Provençal) from *banda, plural of Medieval Latin bandum, military standard, banner, of Germanic origin; see bhā-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]


(Education) Brit the practice of grouping schoolchildren according to ability to ensure a balanced intake at different levels of ability to secondary school
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banding - a stripe or stripes of contrasting colorbanding - 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"
2.banding - an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or materialbanding - 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)


[ˈbændɪŋ] N (Brit) (Scol) → calificaciones fpl por letras


n banda; laparoscopic adjustable gastric — banda gástrica ajustable laparoscópica or por laparoscopía
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