Band-aid meaning

băndād
A trademark for an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, employed to protect minor wounds. This trademark sometimes occurs in print in figurative uses.
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A bandage of this type.
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A small prepared bandage of gauze and adhesive tape for minor wounds.
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Providing only temporary, superficial relief.
adjective
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A trademark for an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to protect minor wounds.
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A temporary or makeshift solution to a problem, created ad hoc (often used with a negative connotation of a lack of foresight)
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To apply a makeshift fix; to jury-rig.

Rather than fix the code, we just band-aided the problem by hiding the error message.

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Alternative spelling of band-aid.
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An adhesive bandage, a small piece of fabric or plastic that may be stuck to the skin in order to temporarily cover a small wound.
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To apply an adhesive bandage.

As a school nurse, Pat was used to bandaiding lots of scraped knees and elbows.

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A temporary, superficial remedy for a serious or complex problem.
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Origin of band-aid

  • From the trademark Band-Aid, registered in 1924 by Johnson & Johnson. The sense "temporary solution" was first used in 1968 in Canada.

    From Wiktionary