What does bandage mean?

Definitions for bandage
ˈbæn dɪdʒban·dage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bandage, patchverb

    a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body

  2. bind, bandageverb

    wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

  3. bandageverb

    dress by covering or binding

    "The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle"; "bandage an incision"

Wiktionary

  1. bandagenoun

    A strip of gauze or similar material used to protect or support a wound or injury.

  2. bandagenoun

    A strip of cloth bound round the head and eyes as a blindfold.

  3. bandageverb

    To apply a bandage to something.

  4. Etymology: bande, band or strip

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bandagenoun

    Etymology: bandage, Fr.

    Zeal too had a place among the rest, with a bandage over her eyes; though one would not have expected to have seen her represented in snow. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 27.

    Cords were fastened by hooks to my bandages, which the workmen had girt round my neck. Gulliver’s Travels.

Wikipedia

  1. Bandage

    A bandage is a piece of material used either to support a medical device such as a dressing or splint, or on its own to provide support to or to restrict the movement of a part of the body. When used with a dressing, the dressing is applied directly on a wound, and a bandage used to hold the dressing in place. Other bandages are used without dressings, such as elastic bandages that are used to reduce swelling or provide support to a sprained ankle. Tight bandages can be used to slow blood flow to an extremity, such as when a leg or arm is bleeding heavily. Bandages are available in a wide range of types, from generic cloth strips to specialized shaped bandages designed for a specific limb or part of the body. Bandages can often be improvised as the situation demands, using clothing, blankets or other material. In American English, the word bandage is often used to indicate a small gauze dressing attached to an adhesive bandage.

ChatGPT

  1. bandage

    A bandage is a piece of material used either to support a medical device such as a dressing or splint, or on its own to provide support to or to restrict the movement of a part of the body. It is often used in first aid and wound care to protect injuries, apply pressure to stop bleeding, hold dressings in place, or stabilize or immobilize a body part.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bandagenoun

    a fillet or strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds, etc

  2. Bandagenoun

    something resembling a bandage; that which is bound over or round something to cover, strengthen, or compress it; a ligature

  3. Bandageverb

    to bind, dress, or cover, with a bandage; as, to bandage the eyes

Wikidata

  1. Bandage

    A bandage is a piece of material used either to support a medical device such as a dressing or splint, or on its own to provide support to the body; they can also be used to restrict a part of the body. During heavy bleeding or following a poisonous bite it is important to slow the flow of blood, tight bandages accomplish this task very well. Bandages are available in a wide range of types, from generic cloth strips, to specialized shaped bandages designed for a specific limb or part of the body, although bandages can often be improvised as the situation demands, using clothing, blankets or other material. In colloquial American English, the word "bandage" is often used to mean a dressing, which is used directly on a wound, whereas a bandage is technically only used to support a dressing, and not directly on a wound.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bandage

    A fillet or swathe, of the utmost importance in surgery. Also, formerly, parcelling to ropes.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bandage in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bandage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bandage in a Sentence

  1. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.

  2. Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser:

    Religion is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstance.

  3. Hugh Elliott:

    Just because you love someone doesnt mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.

  4. Jane Fonda:

    I just want to explain the bandage, i just had cancer taken from my lip. I thought it was going to heal in time before I came before you, but it’s fine. I just want to explain it. I don’t normally go around like this.

  5. Brad Wenstrup:

    When I saw his wound, I pulled down the pantleg to see the wound, I did not find an exit wound I knew he was in big trouble, because that meant it went up and I'd seen things like this in Iraq, we were able to use a belt at first, until a tourniquet came, and then I found a clotting bandage and got that on and was able to do what we do in theater, and he literally left in a helicopter just like in theater.

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