What does band mean?

Definitions for band
bændband

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word band.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. band(Noun)

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

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

  2. band(Noun)

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

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

  3. band(Noun)

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

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

  4. band(Noun)

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

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

  5. band(Noun)

    A group of people loosely united for a common purpose .

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

  6. band(Noun)

    A part of radio spectrum.

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

  7. band(Noun)

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

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

  8. band(Noun)

    A small group of people living in a simple society.

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

  9. band(Noun)

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

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

  10. band(Verb)

    To group together for a common purpose.

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

  11. band(Verb)

    To fasten together with a band.

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

  12. band(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Band

    band, n. that by which loose things are held together: (fig.) a moral bond of restraint or of obligation: a tie or connecting piece: (pl.) shackles, bonds, fetters (B.): (arch.) an agreement or promise given: (arch.) security given: (Spens.) a pledge. [M. E. band, bond; A.S. bend, from bindan, to bind. See Bind.]

  2. Band

    band, n. a strip of cloth, or the like, to bind round anything, as a hat-band, waist-band, &c.: a stripe crossing a surface distinguished by its colour or appearance: the neck-band or collar of a shirt, also the collar or ruff worn by both sexes in the 17th century (termed a falling-band later, when turned down over the shoulders): (pl.) the pair of linen strips hanging down in front from the collar, worn by some Protestant clergymen and by English barristers.—n. Band′age, a strip or swathe of cloth used by surgeons to keep a part of the body at rest, to apply pressure, or to retain dressings or apparatus in position—the two chief varieties, the roller and the triangular handkerchief bandage: a piece of cloth used to blindfold the eyes.—v.t. to bind with such.—n. Band′box, a light kind of box for holding bands, caps, millinery, &c.—p.adj. Band′ed, fastened as with a band: striped with bands: leagued, allied.—ns. Band′fish, a name given to various kinds of fish with long, thin, flat bodies; Band′saw, an endless saw, consisting of a toothed steel belt; Band′ster, one who binds the sheaves after the reapers. [M. E. bande—O. Fr. bande, of Teut. origin; cf. A.S. bindan; Ger. binde, a band, Eng. Bind.]

  3. Band

    band, n. a number of persons bound together for any common purpose: a troop of conspirators, confederates, &c.: a body of musicians, the company of musicians attached to a particular regiment in the army: (Scot.) band = bond.—v.t. to bind together.—v.i. to associate, assemble, confederate.—ns. Band′master, the leader of a band of musicians; Bands′man, a member of a band of musicians; Band′-stand, a platform for accommodating a band of musicians.—Band of Hope, an association of young persons—often mere infants—pledged to lifelong abstinence from alcoholic drinks—first instituted about 1847. [Fr. bande, of Teut. origin; cf. Bend, Bind.]

  4. Band

    band, v.t. (Spens.) to ban or banish.

  5. Band

    an obsolete pa.t. of Bind.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. band

    The musicians of a band are called idlers in large ships. Also a small body of armed men or retainers, as the band of gentlemen pensioners; also an iron hoop round a gun-carriage, mast, &c.; also a slip of canvas stitched across a sail, to strengthen the parts most liable to pressure.--Reef-bands, rope-bands or robands; rudder-bands (which see).

Editors Contribution

  1. band

    A group of people who create music together.

    The band were so kind to each other and loved to sing and play music together.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce band?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say band in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of band in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of band in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of band in a Sentence

  1. Corey Walters:

    Our crews are taking one more crack at trying to stop it, we're just fighting time here. There's another rain band that's going to be coming through and we know it. We're expecting to get another 4 to 6 inches.

  2. Kristian Bush:

    Those are fans, not only fans, they were out in front! We had gone to great lengths to create [a space for] fans who are the best fans to be in the front. It was supposed to be everything you want from your favorite band, and it was. And you can’t call those people? That was weird.

  3. Donald Trump:

    This is the state where a small band of patriots, at the Battle of Gonzales, armed with a single cannon, stared down a foreign, powerful army and declared, 'Come and Take It,'.

  4. Jeff Melvoin:

    As close as we are today, tomorrow when we come back from that battlefield, we will be as close as two men can possibly be, sharing a bond that can only be forged in the face of imminent disfigurement. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

  5. Nelson Imana:

    If you see somebody with Masters gear, they'll ask you about it because you can only buy it there, so if they see this band, they'll say OK, you've probably been to Rio and the Olympics.

Images & Illustrations of band

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Translations for band

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  • فرقةArabic
  • ҡайыш, таҫма, төркөмBashkir
  • колан, лента, оркестър, група, групирамBulgarian
  • tlupa, kapelaCzech
  • bandDanish
  • Band, Frequenzspektrum, Bande, Mannschaft, Blaskapelle, Musikkapelle, Stamm, Combo, Kapelle, Gruppe, Trupp, Marschkapelle, beringen, binden, verbindenGerman
  • ζώνη, ταινία, ράχη, ιμάντας, όμιλος, ορχήστρα, ομάδα, συγκρότημαGreek
  • bandoEsperanto
  • banda, cinta, pasmo, franja, grupoSpanish
  • ansambel, bändEstonian
  • بندPersian
  • aallonpituusalue, kaista, selkänauha, taajuusalue, nauha, vyö, aaltoalue, taajuuskaista, selys, joukko, soittokunta, yhtye, heimo, klaani, joukkio, torvisoittokunta, bändi, rengastaa, yhdistyä, sitoa, liittyäFinnish
  • groupeFrench
  • banda, cuireIrish
  • còmhlanScottish Gaelic
  • להקה, כנופיהHebrew
  • बैंडHindi
  • fascia, gruppo musicaleItalian
  • 条片, ストラップ, ストリップ, 楽団, バンドJapanese
  • nipilersortartutKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • 책의 고정축, 밴드, 대역폭, 그룹, 악단, 단체Korean
  • группа, узун тилим, илгичче, тасма, үйүр, бириктирүү, банда, лента, үйлөмө оркестр, байлоо, шайка, отряд, таңуу, аймак, байлаштыруу, сызма, марля, интервал, тайпа, байламта, байлагыч, диапазон, кичине кур, повязка, тилке, белюоочо, бандаж, каракчылар, кичине кемерчеKyrgyz
  • fasciaLatin
  • saite, lente, grupa, apsiet, sasietLatvian
  • pānaMāori
  • ببت, bebat, kumpulan gitar rancak, pancaragam, kugiranMalay
  • band, bende, zich verenigenDutch
  • bånd, bind, bande, korps, binde, ringmerkeNorwegian
  • grzbiet, pasmo, taśma, zespół muzyczny, banda, grupa muzyczna, zespółPolish
  • banda, cinta, faixa, grupoPortuguese
  • fașă, formațieRomanian
  • тесьма, обруч, полоса, полоска, манжетка, повязка, диапазон, лента, обод, банда, группа, шайка, оркестр, ансамбль, отрядRussian
  • bendSerbo-Croatian
  • snodd, band, snöre, bindel, förena, ringmärka, binda, gadda ihopSwedish
  • bendiSwahili
  • మోపుతాడుTelugu
  • bandaTagalog
  • musiganefVolapük

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