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Meaning of 'band' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Band
- imp. of Bind.
2 . Band [ v. i.]
- To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.
3 . Band [ v. t.]
- 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.
- A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
- In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
- That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
- A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
- A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
- A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.
- 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.
- A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.
- A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.
- A belt or strap.
- A bond
- Pledge; security.
- To bind or tie with a band.
- To mark with a band.
- To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
- To bandy; to drive away.

Meaning of 'band' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . band [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
Example in sentence:
  • chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands;
  • the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps
Meaning (2):
- jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
Example in sentence:
  • he noted that she wore a wedding band;
  • she had rings on every finger
Meaning (3):
- an unofficial association of people or groups
Example in sentence:
  • the smart set goes there;
  • they were an angry lot
4 . band [ v]
Meaning (4):
- attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
Example in sentence:
  • band the geese to observe their migratory patterns;
  • ring birds