Definitions of band

  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.
  2. A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
  3. In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
  4. That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
  5. A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  6. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
  7. A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
  8. A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.
  9. 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.
  10. A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.
  11. A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.
  12. A belt or strap.
  13. A bond
  14. Pledge; security.
  15. To bind or tie with a band.
  16. To mark with a band.
  17. To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
  18. To bandy; to drive away.
  19. To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy; to mark with a band.
  20. To bind together.
  21. To bind; unite.
  22. To stripe.
  23. To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.
  24. To unite for a common purpose.
  25. 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.
  26. To join or tie together.
  27. something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
  28. put around something to hold it together
  29. a range of frequencies between two limits
  30. instrumentalists not including string players
  31. a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
  32. a restraint put around something to hold it together
  33. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it ( as in studies of bird migration)
  34. 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"
  35. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; " ring birds"; " band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
  36. imp. of Bind.
  37. 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.
  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. That which binds; a company.
  41. A bond; a flat flexible strip used for binding.
  42. A company, as of musicians.
  43. 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.
  44. A body of armed men; a company of musical performers; a company of persons united in any common design.
  45. 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.
  46. A company of men united for any common object or design; a body of soldiers; a body of musicians.
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