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

Usage examples for band

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. A band was playing. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  7. The Ojibway may meet a band and tell the warriors we are in the woods." – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  8. Some place where there is a band – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  9. Tall, and talks to beat the band – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  10. 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
  11. Was the band good?" – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  12. What a capital German band – Mr. Punch at the Seaside by Various
  13. " 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
  14. In it I saw a band of men coming toward us down the river and at the head of them was a dark man- a man you know well, my white brother with the four eyes." – The Boy Aviators in Africa by Captain Wilbur Lawton
  15. How many are there in this band Colonel? – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  16. " But then," said Ben, " what will you do for a hat- band – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  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. And, besides, there are only three names for a country band anyway. – Homeburg Memories by George Helgesen Fitch
  19. 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
  20. 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