Meaning of band

band

Pronunciation: (band), [key]
— n.
  1. a company of persons or, sometimes, animals or things, joined, acting, or functioning together; aggregation; party; troop: a band of protesters.
  2. rock band; calypso band; mariachi band.
    1. a group of instrumentalists playing music of a specialized type:rock band; calypso band; mariachi band.
    2. a musical group, usually employing brass, percussion, and often woodwind instruments, that plays esp. for marching or open-air performances.
    3. Seebig band.
    4. Seedance band.
  3. a division of a nomadic tribe; a group of individuals who move and camp together and subsist by hunting and gathering.
  4. a group of persons living outside the law: a renegade band.
  5. energetically; abundantly: It rained all day to beat the band.
—v.t.
  1. to unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
—v.i.
  1. to unite; confederate (often fol. by together): They banded together to oust the chairman.

band

Pronunciation: (band), [key]
— n.
  1. a thin, flat strip of some material for binding, confining, trimming, protecting, etc.: a band on each bunch of watercress.
  2. a fillet, belt, or strap: a band for the hair; a band for connecting pulleys.
  3. a stripe, as of color or decorative work.
  4. a strip of paper or other material serving as a label: a cigar band.
  5. a plain or simply styled ring, without mounted gems or the like: a thin gold band on his finger.
  6. (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.
  7. See
  8. a flat collar commonly worn by men and women in the 17th century in western Europe.
  9. Also calleda specific range of frequencies, esp. a set of radio frequencies, as HF, VHF, and UHF.
  10. Also calleda closely spaced group of energy levels of electrons in a solid.
  11. one or more tracks or channels on a magnetic drum.
  12. a strip of thin metal encircling a tooth, usually for anchoring an orthodontic apparatus.
  13. a ribbonlike or cordlike structure encircling, binding, or connecting a part or parts.
  14. (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.
—v.t.
  1. to mark, decorate, or furnish with a band or bands.

band

Pronunciation: (band), [key]
— n. Archaic.
  1. Usually,articles for binding the person or the limbs; shackles; manacles; fetters.
  2. an obligation; bond: the nuptial bands.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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