Definitions for BANDbænd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a company of persons, animals, or things acting or functioning together; aggregation:

    a band of protesters.

  2. an orchestra composed chiefly of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. a musical group of a specialized type:

    rock band.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. a relatively small group of nomadic people who camp together and subsist by foraging.

    Category: Anthropology

  4. (v.t.)to unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.

  5. (v.i.)to unite; confederate (often fol. by together).

Origin of band:

1480–90; < MF bande < It banda < Gmc; cf. Go bandwa standard, sign


  1. a thin, flat strip of some material, as for binding or trimming.

  2. a fillet, belt, or strap:

    a band for the hair.

  3. a stripe, as of color.

  4. a plain or simply styled ring.

    Category: Jewelry

  5. a segment of a phonograph record on which sound has been recorded.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  6. Category: Telegraphy and Telephony, Radio and Television

    Ref: Also called wave band.

  7. (v.t.)to mark or furnish with a band.

Origin of band:

1480–90; < MF; OF bende < Gmc



  1. Usu., bands. articles for binding the person or the limbs; shackles; fetters.

  2. an obligation; bond:

    the nuptial bands.

* Archaic..

Origin of band:

1100–50; late OE < ON band, c. OFris, OS band, OHG bant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. set, circle, band, lot(noun)

    an unofficial association of people or groups

    "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"

  2. band(noun)

    instrumentalists not including string players

  3. band, banding, stria, striation(noun)

    a stripe or stripes of contrasting color

    "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"

  4. band, banding, stripe(noun)

    an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material

  5. dance band, band, dance orchestra(noun)

    a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing

  6. band(noun)

    a range of frequencies between two limits

  7. band(noun)

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

  8. isthmus, band(noun)

    a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure

  9. ring, band(noun)

    jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger

    "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"

  10. band(noun)

    a driving belt in machinery

  11. band(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

  12. band, ring(noun)

    a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

  13. band(verb)

    a restraint put around something to hold it together

  14. band(verb)

    bind or tie together, as with a band

  15. ring, band(verb)

    attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify

    "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. band(noun)ænd

    a group of musicians

    to play in a band; a rock/jazz band

  2. bandænd

    a strip of material around sth

    a silk band around her waist

  3. bandænd

    a thin area of a different color

    a band of greenish light

  4. bandænd

    a group of people with a common interest

    a band of anti-war protesters

  5. band(verb)ænd

    to form a group to achieve sth

    groups that banded together to fight government troops


  1. band(Noun)

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

  2. band(Noun)

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

  3. band(Noun)

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

  4. band(Noun)

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

  5. band(Noun)

    A group of people loosely united for a common purpose .

  6. band(Noun)

    A part of radio spectrum.

  7. band(Noun)

    A group of energy levels in a solid state material. Valence band, conduction band.

  8. band(Noun)

    A small group of people living in a simple society.

  9. band(Noun)

    A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.

  10. band(Verb)

    To group together for a common purpose.

  11. band(Verb)

    To fasten together with a band.

  12. band(Verb)

    To fasten an identifying band around (a bird's) leg.

  13. Origin: From band (also bond), from beand, bænd, bend, from bandaz, from bʰendʰ-. Cognate with band, Band, bånd, band, bandur. Related to bond, bind, bend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Band(verb)

    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. Band(verb)

    a continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc

  3. Band(verb)

    in Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts

  4. Band(verb)

    that which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie

  5. Band(verb)

    a linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries

  6. Band(verb)

    two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress

  7. Band(verb)

    a narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it

  8. Band(verb)

    a company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men

  9. Band(verb)

    a number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals

  10. Band(verb)

    a space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants

  11. Band(verb)

    a stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body

  12. Band(verb)

    a belt or strap

  13. Band(verb)

    a bond

  14. Band(verb)

    pledge; security

  15. Band(verb)

    to bind or tie with a band

  16. Band(verb)

    to mark with a band

  17. Band(verb)

    to unite in a troop, company, or confederacy

  18. Band(verb)

    to confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together

  19. Band(verb)

    to bandy; to drive away

  20. Band

    imp. of Bind

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BAND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1541

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BAND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2262

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BAND' in Nouns Frequency: #539

Translations for BAND

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a number of persons forming a group

a band of robbers.

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