Definitions for BANDbænd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a company of persons, animals, or things acting or functioning together; aggregation:
a band of protesters.
an orchestra composed chiefly of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. a musical group of a specialized type:
Category: Music and Dance
a relatively small group of nomadic people who camp together and subsist by foraging.
(v.t.)to unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
(v.i.)to unite; confederate (often fol. by together).
Origin of band:
1480–90; < MF bande < It banda < Gmc; cf. Go bandwa standard, sign
a thin, flat strip of some material, as for binding or trimming.
a fillet, belt, or strap:
a band for the hair.
a stripe, as of color.
a plain or simply styled ring.
a segment of a phonograph record on which sound has been recorded.
Category: Hi-Fi and Audio
Category: Telegraphy and Telephony, Radio and Television
Ref: Also called wave band.
(v.t.)to mark or furnish with a band.
Origin of band:
1480–90; < MF; OF bende < Gmc
Usu., bands. articles for binding the person or the limbs; shackles; fetters.
an obligation; bond:
the nuptial bands.
Origin of band:
1100–50; late OE < ON band, c. OFris, OS band, OHG bant
set, circle, band, lot(noun)
an unofficial association of people or groups
"the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
instrumentalists not including string players
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"
band, banding, stripe(noun)
an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
dance band, band, dance orchestra(noun)
a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
a range of frequencies between two limits
a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
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"
a driving belt in machinery
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
a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
a restraint put around something to hold it together
bind or tie together, as with a band
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
a group of musicians
to play in a band; a rock/jazz band
a strip of material around sth
a silk band around her waist
a thin area of a different color
a band of greenish light
a group of people with a common interest
a band of anti-war protesters
to form a group to achieve sth
groups that banded together to fight government troops
A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together.
A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached.
A group of musicians, especially (a) wind and percussion players, or (b) rock musicians.
A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music; i.e. marching band.
A group of people loosely united for a common purpose .
A part of radio spectrum.
A group of energy levels in a solid state material. Valence band, conduction band.
A small group of people living in a simple society.
A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.
To group together for a common purpose.
To fasten together with a band.
To fasten an identifying band around (a bird's) leg.
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.
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
a continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc
in Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts
that which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie
a linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries
two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress
a narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it
a company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men
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
a space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants
a stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body
a belt or strap
to bind or tie with a band
to mark with a band
to unite in a troop, company, or confederacy
to confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together
to bandy; to drive away
imp. of Bind
A musical ensemble, also known as a music group, is a group of people who perform instrumental or vocal music, typically known by a distinct name. In classical music, trios or quartets either blend the sounds of musical instrument families or group together instruments from the same instrument family, such as string ensembles or wind ensembles. In jazz ensembles, the instruments typically include wind instruments, one or two chordal "comping" instruments, a bass instrument, and a drummer or percussionist. In rock ensembles, usually called rock bands, there are usually guitars and keyboards and a rhythm section made up of a bass guitar and drum kit.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BAND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1541
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BAND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2262
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.
- عِصابَه، عُصْبَه، زُمْرَهArabic
- bandoPortuguese (BR)
- skupina, bandaCzech
- die BandeGerman
- ομάδα, γκρουπGreek
- دسته؛ باندFarsi
- כְּנוּפִיָה, קְבוּצָהHebrew
- hópur, flokkurIcelandic
- banda, gruppoItalian
- 한 무리Korean
- banda; grupaLatvian
- bande, gjengNorwegian
- دسته؛ باندPersian
- تولی، ، ډلهPashto
- bandă, ceatăRomanian
- banda, tlupaSlovak
- band, gäng, skaraSwedish
- takım, sürü, çeteTurkish
- 一幫Chinese (Trad.)
- گروہ ، جتھہUrdu
- toán; tốpVietnamese
- 一帮Chinese (Simp.)
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