band: Meaning and Definition of
- a company of persons or, sometimes, animals or things, joined, acting, or functioning together; aggregation; party; troop: a band of protesters.
- rock band; calypso band; mariachi band.
- a group of instrumentalists playing music of a specialized type:rock band; calypso band; mariachi band.
- a musical group, usually employing brass, percussion, and often woodwind instruments, that plays esp. for marching or open-air performances.
- Seebig band.
- Seedance band.
- a division of a nomadic tribe; a group of individuals who move and camp together and subsist by hunting and gathering.
- a group of persons living outside the law: a renegade band.
- energetically; abundantly: It rained all day to beat the band.
- to unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
- to unite; confederate (often fol. by together): They banded together to oust the chairman.
- a thin, flat strip of some material for binding, confining, trimming, protecting, etc.: a band on each bunch of watercress.
- a fillet, belt, or strap: a band for the hair; a band for connecting pulleys.
- a stripe, as of color or decorative work.
- a strip of paper or other material serving as a label: a cigar band.
- a plain or simply styled ring, without mounted gems or the like: a thin gold band on his finger.
- (on a long-playing phonograph record) one of a set of grooves in which sound has been recorded, separated from an adjacent set or sets by grooves without recorded sound.
- a flat collar commonly worn by men and women in the 17th century in western Europe.
- Also calleda specific range of frequencies, esp. a set of radio frequencies, as HF, VHF, and UHF.
- Also calleda closely spaced group of energy levels of electrons in a solid.
- one or more tracks or channels on a magnetic drum.
- a strip of thin metal encircling a tooth, usually for anchoring an orthodontic apparatus.
- a ribbonlike or cordlike structure encircling, binding, or connecting a part or parts.
- (in handbound books) one of several cords of hemp or flax handsewn across the back of the collated signatures of a book to provide added strength.
- to mark, decorate, or furnish with a band or bands.
— n. Archaic.
- Usually,articles for binding the person or the limbs; shackles; manacles; fetters.
- an obligation; bond: the nuptial bands.
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