What is the meaning of band?


  • An unofficial association of people or groups.
    • usage: "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
  • Instrumentalists not including string players.
  • A stripe or stripes of contrasting color.
    • usage: "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
  • An adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material.
  • A group of musicians playing popular music for dancing.
  • A range of frequencies between two limits.
  • A thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body. )
  • A cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure.
  • Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger.
    • usage: "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
  • A driving belt in machinery.
  • A thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration.
  • A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration.
  • A restraint put around something to hold it together.


  • Bind or tie together, as with a band.
  • Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify.
    • usage: "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
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