Band meaning

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A simple ungrooved ring, especially a wedding ring.
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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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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.

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A strip or stripe that contrasts with something else in color, texture, or material.
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A narrow strip of fabric used to trim, finish, or reinforce articles of clothing.
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Something that constrains or binds morally or legally.

The bands of marriage and family.

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A cord or strip across the back of a book to which the sheets or quires are attached.
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To tie, bind, or encircle with or as if with a band.
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To mark or identify with a band.

A program to band migrating birds.

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A narrow strip of cloth used to bind, line, decorate, etc.; binding; banding.

Hatband, neckband.

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Two strips hanging in front from the neck, as part of certain academic, legal, or clerical dress.
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A belt to drive wheels or pulleys in machinery.
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Any of the separate divisions on a phonograph record containing individual selections.
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(archit.) A thin layer or molding.
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(geol.) A thin layer of distinctive rock, ore, etc.
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To put a band on or around; tie with a band.
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To mark with a band for identification.

To band migratory birds.

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A group of people joined together for a common purpose.
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A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments.

A dance band.

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To gather or unite for a common purpose.
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A strip or stripe that contrasts with something else in color, texture, or material.
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A specific range of electromagnetic wavelengths or frequencies, as those used in radio broadcasting.
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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, the 10 MHz band from 100 MHz to 110 MHz. See satellite frequency bands, optical bands and 5G frequency bands.
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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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A strip of material used for strengthening or coupling.
  • A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together.
  • A narrow strip of cloth or other material on clothing, to bind, strengthen, or ornament it.
  • A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached.
  • A belt or strap that is part of a machine.
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(architecture) A strip of decoration.
  • A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of colour, or of brickwork.
  • In Gothic architecture, the moulding, or suite of mouldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
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That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
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A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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(in the plural) Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
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(physics) A part of the radio spectrum.
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(physics) A group of energy levels in a solid state material.

Valence band; conduction band.

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(chiefly US) A ring, such as a wedding ring (wedding band), or a ring put on a bird's leg to identify it.
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To fasten with a band.
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(ornithology) To fasten an identifying band around the leg of (a bird).
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A group of musicians, especially (a) wind and percussion players, or (b) rock musicians.
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A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music; i.e. marching band.
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A group of people loosely united for a common purpose (a band of thieves).
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(anthropology) A small group of people living in a simple society.
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(Canada) A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.
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(intransitive) To group together for a common purpose; to confederate.
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(uncountable) A subgenre of roguelikes, characterised by non-rushed gameplay, levels not being saved upon being left, large amount of items and a steep power curve.
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A game of this genre.
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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.

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Any of the distinct grooves on a long-playing phonograph record that contains an individual selection or a separate section of a whole.
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A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
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To assemble or unite in a group.
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To form a group; unite.

Banded together for protection.

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Something that binds, ties together, restrains, etc.
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A contrasting strip or stripe running across or along the edge of a material, or separating different sorts of material.
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Origin of band

  • 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) bhendh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Earlier bande from Old French banner, troop identified by its standard of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English band (also bond), from Old English beand, bænd, bend (“bond, chain, fetter, band, ribbon, ornament, chaplet, crown”), from Proto-Germanic *bandą, *bandiz (“band, fetter”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- (“to tie, bind”). Middle English band reinforced by Old French bande. Cognate with Dutch band, German Band, Danish bånd, Swedish band, Icelandic bandur (“band”). Related to bond, bind, bend.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English band, from Old French bande, from Old Provençal banda (“regiment of troops”), probably from Proto-Germanic *bandī or Gothic, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- (“to tie, bind”).

    From Wiktionary

  • * (wildcard) + -band, after the roguelike Angband, after the fictional fortress Angband in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion, from Sindarin ang (“iron”) + band (“prison”).

    From Wiktionary