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Meaning of BAND

Pronunciation:  band

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
  2. [n]  a strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material
  3. [n]  put around something to hold it together
  4. [n]  jewelry consisting of a circular band of a precious metal worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"
  5. [n]  a stripe of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"
  6. [n]  a range of frequencies between two limits
  7. [n]  an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
  8. [n]  instrumentalists not including string players
  9. [n]  a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
  10. [v]  bind or tie together, as with a band

BAND is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: banding, circle, dance band, dance orchestra, lot, set, stria, striation, stripe
 See Also: adornment, annulet, arm band, armband, armlet, backband, bellyband, big band, bind, bracelet, brake band, brass band, camp, car pool, cigar band, cincture, clique, cohort, collar, collet, combo, company, concert band, confederacy, conspiracy, constraint, coterie, elastic, elastic band, engagement ring, Four Hundred, frequency band, garment, garter, girdle, hatband, headband, headpiece, headstall, hoop, horsey set, horsy set, ingroup, inner circle, jazz band, jazz group, jet set, jewellery, jewelry, ligature, military band, mourning band, mourning ring, musical group, musical organisation, musical organization, neckband, pack, party, range, restraint, ring, rock band, rock group, rubber band, sash, seal ring, section, shoulder strap, signet ring, slip, social group, steel band, strap, streak, stretch mark, strip, stripe, supporter, sweatband, tie, waistband, waistcloth, watch bracelet, watchband, watchstrap, waveband, wedding band, wedding ring, weeds, withe, wrist band, wristband, wristlet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Band\ (b[a^]nd), n. [OE. band, bond, Icel. band; akin to
    G., Sw., & D. band, OHG. bant, Goth. banti, Skr. bandha a
    binding, bandh to bind, for bhanda, bhandh, also to E. bend,
    bind. In sense 7, at least, it is fr. F. bande, from OHG.
    bant. [root]90 See {Bind}, v. t., and cf. {Bend}, {Bond}, 1st
    1. 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.
             Every one's bands were loosed.        --Acts xvi.
    2. (Arch.)
       (a) A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments,
           as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
       (b) In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of
           moldings, which encircles the pillars and small
    3. That which serves as the means of union or connection
       between persons; a tie. ``To join in Hymen's bands.''
    4. A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th
    5. pl. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as
       part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
    6. A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article
       of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
       ``Band and gusset and seam.'' --Hood.
    7. A company of persons united in any common design,
       especially a body of armed men.
             Troops of horsemen with his bands of foot. --Shak.
    8. 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.
    9. (Bot.) A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the
       fruits of umbelliferous plants.
    10. (Zo["o]l.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to
        the axis of the body.
    11. (Mech.) A belt or strap.
    12. A bond [Obs.] ``Thy oath and band.'' --Shak.
    13. Pledge; security. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    {Band saw}, a saw in the form of an endless steel belt, with
       teeth on one edge, running over wheels.
  2. \Band\ (b[a^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Banded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Banding}.]
    1. To bind or tie with a band.
    2. To mark with a band.
    3. To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy. ``Banded
       against his throne.'' --Milton.
    {Banded architrave}, {pier}, {shaft}, etc. (Arch.), an
       architrave, pier, etc., of which the regular profile is
       interrupted by blocks or projections crossing it at right
  3. \Band\, v. i.
    To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire
          Certain of the Jews banded together.     --Acts xxiii.
  4. \Band\, v. t.
    To bandy; to drive away. [Obs.]
  5. \Band\,
    imp. of {Bind}. [Obs.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a band represents a sense of community and belonging. The dream may also be a pun on banding together and need for cooperation/unity.
  1. a social group consisting of a number of harems and all-male units.
  2. a small territorially-based social group consisting of 2 or more nuclear families. A loosely integrated population sharing a sense of common identity but few specialized institutions.
Thesaurus Terms
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