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Meaning & Definition of Band in English

English

Band

/bænd/

noun

1. An unofficial association of people or groups

  • "The smart set goes there"
  • "They were an angry lot"
    synonym:
  • set
  • ,
  • circle
  • ,
  • band
  • ,
  • lot

2. Instrumentalists not including string players

    synonym:
  • band

3. A stripe or stripes of contrasting color

  • "Chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"
  • "The black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
    synonym:
  • band
  • ,
  • banding
  • ,
  • stria
  • ,
  • striation

4. An adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material

    synonym:
  • band
  • ,
  • banding
  • ,
  • stripe

5. A group of musicians playing popular music for dancing

    synonym:
  • dance band
  • ,
  • band
  • ,
  • dance orchestra

6. A range of frequencies between two limits

    synonym:
  • band

7. A thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)

    synonym:
  • band

8. A cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure

    synonym:
  • isthmus
  • ,
  • band

9. 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"
    synonym:
  • ring
  • ,
  • band

10. A driving belt in machinery

    synonym:
  • band

11. 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

    synonym:
  • band

12. A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

    synonym:
  • band
  • ,
  • ring

13. A restraint put around something to hold it together

    synonym:
  • band

verb

1. Bind or tie together, as with a band

    synonym:
  • band

2. Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify

  • "Ring birds"
  • "Band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
    synonym:
  • ring
  • ,
  • band

Examples of using

I feel as if the band had never experienced major problems.
Do you have a band?
Someone here just found his new favorite band.