- A band is defined as a group of people working together, particularly in the field of music or a band is something that ties together or restricts movement.
- The Beatles and the Beach Boys are each an example of a band.
- An elastic wrapped around hair to form a ponytail is an example of a band.
- The definition of band means to gather or tie together.
An example of band is to put flowers into a bundle with string.
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- something that binds, ties together, restrains, etc.
- a strip or ring of wood, metal, rubber, etc. fastened around something, as to bind or tie it together
- a finger ring: a wedding band
- a contrasting strip or stripe running across or along the edge of a material, or separating different sorts of material
- a narrow strip of cloth used to bind, line, decorate, etc.; binding; banding: hatband, neckband
- two strips hanging in front from the neck, as part of certain academic, legal, or clerical dress
- a belt to drive wheels or pulleys in machinery
- any of the separate divisions on a phonograph record containing individual selections
- a specific range of wavelengths or frequencies, as in radio broadcasting or sound or light transmission
- any of the stripes of color in a spectrum
- Archit. a thin layer or molding
- Geol. a thin layer of distinctive rock, ore, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old Norse band (akin to Old English bend); also (in meaning “thin strip”) ; from French bande, flat strip ; from Old French bende ; from Midieval Latin benda ; from Gothic binda ; from bindan, bind
- to put a band on or around; tie with a band
- ☆ to mark with a band for identification: to band migratory birds
Origin: OFr bander < the n.
- a group of people joined together for a common purpose
- a group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments: a dance band
Origin: Late Middle English bande ; from Middle French ; from Old French ; from Old ProvenÃ§al ; from Gothic bandwa, a sign ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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- 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.
- A strip or stripe that contrasts with something else in color, texture, or material.
- A narrow strip of fabric used to trim, finish, or reinforce articles of clothing.
- Something that constrains or binds morally or legally: the bands of marriage and family.
- A simple ungrooved 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 16th and 17th centuries.
- 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.
- 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.
- Any of the distinct grooves on a long-playing phonograph record that contains an individual selection or a separate section of a whole.
- A cord or strip across the back of a book to which the sheets or quires are attached.
- To tie, bind, or encircle with or as if with a band.
- To mark or identify with or as if with a band: a program to band migrating birds.
Origin: 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.
- 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.
- A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
Origin: Earlier bande, from Old French, banner, troop identified by its standard, of Germanic origin.
band - Computer Definition
A continuous group, or range, with an upper limit and a lower limit. In analog terms, the width of a band or channel is defined as the upper and lower frequencies in a range of frequencies.The ITU-T defines standard optical transmission windows in bands of wavelengths. See also bandwidth and window.
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(1) The range of frequencies used for transmitting a signal. A band is identified by its lower and upper limits; for example, a 10 MHz band in the 100 to 110 MHz range. See satellite bands and optical bands.
(2) A rectangular section of a page that is created and sent to the printer. See band printing.
(3) The printing element in a band printer. See band printer.
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band - Medical Definition
- An appliance or a part of an apparatus that encircles or binds a part of the body.
- A cordlike tissue that connects or that holds bodily structures together.
- A chromatically, structurally, or functionally differentiated strip or stripe in or on an organism.
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band - Science Definition
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