Definition of Band

1. Noun. An unofficial association of people or groups. "They were an angry lot"

2. Verb. Bind or tie together, as with a band.
Generic synonyms: Bind, Tie

3. Noun. Instrumentalists not including string players.

4. Verb. Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify. "Band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
Exact synonyms: Ring
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Ring, Ring

5. Noun. A stripe or stripes of contrasting color. "The black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
Exact synonyms: Banding, Stria, Striation
Specialized synonyms: Collar, Stretch Mark
Generic synonyms: Bar, Streak, Stripe
Derivative terms: Striate, Striate

6. Noun. An adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material.
Exact synonyms: Banding, Stripe
Generic synonyms: Adornment
Specialized synonyms: Cigar Band, Hatband, Neckband, Pinstripe
Group relationships: Garment
Derivative terms: Stripe, Stripy

7. Noun. A group of musicians playing popular music for dancing.

8. Noun. A range of frequencies between two limits.
Specialized synonyms: Frequency Band, Waveband
Generic synonyms: Range

9. Noun. A thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body).

10. Noun. A cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure.
Exact synonyms: Isthmus
Generic synonyms: Tissue

11. Noun. Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger. "He noted that she wore a wedding band"
Exact synonyms: Ring
Specialized synonyms: Annulet, Engagement Ring, Mourning Ring, Ringlet, Seal Ring, Signet Ring, Wedding Band, Wedding Ring
Generic synonyms: Jewellery, Jewelry
Derivative terms: Ring

12. Noun. A driving belt in machinery.
Generic synonyms: Belt

13. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Slip, Strip, Loop

14. Noun. A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration).
Exact synonyms: Ring
Generic synonyms: Slip, Strip
Derivative terms: Ring

15. Noun. A restraint put around something to hold it together.
Specialized synonyms: Brake Band, Collet, Ligature, Withe
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint

Definition of Band

1. n. A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.

2. v. t. To bind or tie with a band.

3. v. i. To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.

4. v. t. To bandy; to drive away.

Definition of Band

1. Noun. A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together. ¹

2. Noun. A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached. ¹

3. Noun. A group of musicians, especially (a) wind and percussion players, or (b) rock musicians. ¹

4. Noun. A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music; i.e. marching band. ¹

5. Noun. A group of people loosely united for a common purpose (qualifier a band of thieves). ¹

6. Noun. (physics) A part of radio spectrum. ¹

7. Noun. (physics) A group of energy levels in a solid state material. ''Valence band'', ''conduction band''. ¹

8. Noun. (anthropology) A small group of people living in a simple society. ¹

9. Noun. (Canada) A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To group together for a common purpose. ¹

11. Verb. To fasten together with a band. ¹

12. Verb. (ornithology) To fasten an identifying band around (a bird's) leg. ¹

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Definition of Band

1. to decorate with flexible strips of material [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Band

1. Refers to a narrow portion of a chromosome, which has been darkened by interaction with a dye. Each human chromosome displays a unique pattern of bands and can be identified by its pattern. (14 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Band

bancroftian filariasis
band (current term)
band-aid solution
band-aid solutions
band-shaped keratopathy
band-tail pigeon
band-tailed antshrike
band-tailed pigeon

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