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  1. band
    IPA[band]
  2. noun

    • 1. a flat, thin strip or loop of material put around something, typically to hold it together or to decorate it:

      wads of banknotes fastened with gummed paper bands
    • 2. a plain ring for the finger, especially a gold wedding ring:

      a narrow band of gold was her only jewelry
    • 3. a ring of metal placed around a bird's leg to identify it:

      look for a leg band on the osprey
    • 4. a belt connecting wheels or pulleys.

    • 5. a collar with two hanging strips, worn by certain clerics and academics as part of their formal dress:

      I'm wearing clerical bands, which are a sign of my office
    • 6. a stripe or elongated area of a different color, texture, or composition than its surroundings:

      a long, narrow band of cloud
    • 7. a range of frequencies or wavelengths in a spectrum (especially of radio frequencies):

      channels in the UHF band
    • 8. a thing that restrains, binds, or unites:

      must I fall, and die in bands?

    verb

    • 1. surround (an object) with something in the form of a strip or ring, typically for reinforcement or decoration:

      doors are banded with iron to make them stronger
    • 2. put a band on (a bird) for identification:

      the map shows where starlings banded in Holland were later recovered
    • 3. mark (something) with a stripe or stripes of a different color:

      the bird's bill is banded across the middle with black
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: band, plural noun: bands

    • v.: verb: band, 3rd person present: bands, gerund or present participle: banding, past tense: banded, past participle: banded

    • noun

      a group of people who have a common interest or purpose:

      a subgroup of a tribe:

    • verb

      (of people or organizations) form a group for a mutual purpose:
    • noun

      a flat, thin strip or loop of material, used as a fastener, for reinforcement, or as decoration:

      a plain ring for the finger, especially a gold wedding ring:

    • verb

      provide or fit (an object) with something in the form of a strip or ring, for reinforcement or decoration:

      put a band on (a bird) for identification:

    • noun

      a group of people who have a common interest or purpose or who share a common feature:

      a subgroup of a tribe:

    • verb

      (of people or organizations) form a group to achieve a mutual objective:
    • noun

      the presence or formation of visible stripes of contrasting color:

      the pattern of regions on a chromosome made visible by staining.

    • adjective

      marked with a stripe or stripes of a different color:
    • noun

      the presence or formation of stripes of contrasting colour:

      the pattern of regions on a chromosome made visible by staining.

    • adjective

      marked with a stripe or stripes of a different colour:
    • noun

      an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor wounds:

      a makeshift or temporary solution:

    • noun

      a band which plays cover versions of popular songs.

      a band, especially a jazz band, which performs with theatrical extravagance.

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