Definitions of band

  1. bind or tie together, as with a band
  2. something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
  3. put around something to hold it together
  4. jewelry consisting of a circular band of a precious metal worn on the finger; " she had rings on every finger"
  5. a stripe of contrasting color; " chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"
  6. a range of frequencies between two limits
  7. an unofficial association of people or groups; " the smart set goes there"; " they were an angry lot"
  8. instrumentalists not including string players
  9. a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
  10. a restraint put around something to hold it together
  11. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it ( as in studies of bird migration)
  12. 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"
  13. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; " ring birds"; " band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
  14. 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.
  15. A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
  16. In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
  17. That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
  18. A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  19. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
  20. A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
  21. A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.
  22. 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.
  23. A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.
  24. A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.
  25. A belt or strap.
  26. A bond
  27. Pledge; security.
  28. To bind or tie with a band.
  29. To mark with a band.
  30. To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
  31. To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.
  32. To bandy; to drive away.
  33. imp. of Bind.
  34. To associate.
  35. That which binds together; that which connects; that which embraces, supports, or restrains; a strap, tie, shackle, or fetter; collar; a driving belt; a company of persons united by a common object; a body of soldiers; a body of musicians performing on wood and brass wind- instruments.
  36. To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy; to mark with a band.
  37. To unite for a common purpose.
  38. That which binds together: a tie. A. S. bend, from bindan, to bind.
  39. A number of persons bound together for any common purpose: a body of musicians.
  40. To bind together.
  41. That which binds; a company.
  42. To bind; unite.
  43. To stripe.
  44. A bond; a flat flexible strip used for binding.
  45. A company, as of musicians.
  46. Anything which binds together; a narrow strip of cloth for binding; a fillet; a tie; a chain; something worn about the neck, as a clergyman's band; any flat, low member or moulding, broad, but not deep; a belt for the transmission of power in a machine.
  47. A body of armed men; a company of musical performers; a company of persons united in any common design.
  48. To bind with a band; to unite in a tree, company, or confederacy; to bind with a band of a different colour from the charge.
  49. That with which anythng is bound; a narrow strip of cloth or similar material for binding or swathing; a stripe or streak of different colour or material; a cord; a fillet; a tie: in arch., a low moulding.
  50. To join or tie together.
  51. A company of men united for any common object or design; a body of soldiers; a body of musicians.

Usage examples for band

  1. Tall, and talks to beat the band. – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. A band was playing. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  3. " But then," said Ben, " what will you do for a hat- band?" – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  4. The Ojibway may meet a band and tell the warriors we are in the woods." – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  5. A second band was fastened across his legs, and then Mr Hampton turned to the fly- man, who stood smiling at the scene. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  6. Have you thought what it may mean if they hear about your traveling through the woods with a man who's not a relative and a band of wild half- breeds? – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  7. What a capital German band! – Mr. Punch at the Seaside by Various
  8. And, besides, there are only three names for a country band, anyway. – Homeburg Memories by George Helgesen Fitch
  9. I sprang on the man from behind, and the beggar king with his band followed my lead. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  10. " That's only my husband playing on the big horn he used to blow when he was in the band. – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  11. Soon we got to the pass leading into the valley, and then, just beyond it, came quite suddenly on a band of somewhere about thirty wild elephants. – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. Was the band good?" – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  13. And, mark you keenly, this man is the leader of the band of men that stand closest to Jesus. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  14. It was here that Rohan Gwenfern hid from the band of soldiers sent in pursuit of him. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  15. How many are there in this band, Colonel? – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  16. " We might do as you are going to do and write letters to the band at home," said another. – A Missionary Twig by Emma L. Burnett
  17. Not much of a band, but a lot more than I ever could lay claim to. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  18. Sometimes the band would be followed by a body of marching men, sometimes by men and women together, sometimes it would be just playing itself along without any one behind it. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson