|1.||a company of people having a common purpose; group: a band of outlaws|
|2.||a group of musicians playing either brass and percussion instruments only (brass band) or brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments (concert band or military band)|
|3.||a group of musicians who play popular music, jazz, etc, often for dancing|
|4.||a group of instrumentalists generally; orchestra|
|5.||(Canadian) a formally recognized group of Canadian Indians on a reserve|
|6.||anthropol a division of a tribe; a family group or camp group|
|7.||(US), (Canadian) a flock or herd|
|[C15: from French bande probably from Old Provençal banda of Germanic origin; compare Gothic bandwa sign, |
|1.||a thin flat strip of some material, used esp to encircle objects and hold them together: a rubber band|
|2.||a. a strip of fabric or other material used as an ornament or distinguishing mark, or to reinforce clothing|
|b. (in combination): waistband; hairband; hatband|
|3.||See also chromosome band a stripe of contrasting colour or texture|
|4.||a driving belt in machinery|
|5.||a range of values that are close or related in number, degree, or quality|
|6.||a. physics a range of frequencies or wavelengths between two limits|
|b. radio such a range allocated to a particular broadcasting station or service|
|7.||short for energy band|
|8.||computing one or more tracks on a magnetic disk or drum|
|9.||anatomy any structure resembling a ribbon or cord that connects, encircles, or binds different parts|
|10.||the cords to which the folded sheets of a book are sewn|
|11.||a thin layer or seam of ore|
|12.||architect a strip of flat panelling, such as a fascia or plinth, usually attached to a wall|
|13.||a large white collar, sometimes edged with lace, worn in the 17th century|
|14.||either of a pair of hanging extensions of the collar, forming part of academic, legal, or (formerly) clerical dress|
|15.||a ring for the finger (esp in phrases such as wedding band, band of gold, etc)|
|16.||to fasten or mark with a band|
|17.||(US), (Canadian) See ring to ring (a bird)|
|[C15: from Old French bende, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German binda fillet; see |
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.
|band (bānd) Pronunciation Key
A specific range of electromagnetic wavelengths or frequencies, as those used in radio broadcasting.
beat the band
see to beat the band.