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Noun: band  band
  1. An unofficial association of people or groups
    "the smart band goes there";
    - set, circle, lot
     
  2. Instrumentalists not including string players
     
  3. A stripe or stripes of contrasting colour
    "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands";
    - banding, stria, striation
     
  4. An adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting colour or material
    - banding, stripe
     
  5. A group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
    - dance band, dance orchestra
     
  6. A range of frequencies between two limits
     
  7. A thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
     
  8. A cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
    - isthmus
     
  9. Jewellery consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
    "he noted that she wore a wedding band";
    - ring
     
  10. A driving belt in machinery
     
  11. 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
     
  12. A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
    - ring
     
  13. A restraint put around something to hold it together
     
  14. [Cdn] A group of aboriginals that has official recognition
Verb: band  band
  1. Bind or tie together, as with a band
     
  2. Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
    "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns";
    - ring
     
  3. Form a group or unite
    "The groups banded together";
    - band together, confederate

Sounds like: banned

Derived forms: bands, banded, banding

Type of: adornment, attach, bar, belt, bind, constraint, jewellery [Brit, Cdn], jewelry [N. Amer], loop, musical group, musical organisation [Brit], musical organization, range, restraint, slip, social group, streak, strip, stripe, tie, tissue, unify, unite

Part of: garment

Encyclopedia: Band, MureÅŸ