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Band meaning

band - 25 dictionary results

  1. 1. a restraint put around something to hold it together
  2. 2. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it ( as in studies of bird migration)
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; " ring birds"; " band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
  7. 7. In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
  8. 8. That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
  9. 9. A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  10. 10. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
  11. 11. A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
  12. 12. A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.
  15. 15. A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.
  16. 16. A belt or strap.
  17. 17. A bond
  18. 18. Pledge; security.
  19. 19. To bind or tie with a band.
  20. 20. To mark with a band.
  21. 21. To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
  22. 22. To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.
  23. 23. To bandy; to drive away.
  24. 24. imp. of Bind.
  25. 25. That which binds; a company.

band - examples of usage

  1. We did try to get some, but the shop was so crowded, and in the next one there was a band playing; and most of the pictures, at any rate, were very dull, whatever you may say, William." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The band would be playing now. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. At the same moment the band began again; and somehow Nan, looking up, found before her some one who was no other than the young Lieutenant she had met at the beginning of the evening. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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