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BAND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does band mean? 

BAND (noun)
  The noun BAND has 12 senses:

1. an unofficial association of people or groups
2. instrumentalists not including string players
3. a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
4. an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
5. a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
6. a range of frequencies between two limits
7. a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
8. a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
9. jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
10. a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else
11. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
12. a restraint put around something to hold it together

  Familiarity information: BAND used as a noun is familiar.


BAND (verb)
  The verb BAND has 2 senses:

1. bind or tie together, as with a band
2. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify

  Familiarity information: BAND used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BAND (noun)


Sense 1band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unofficial association of people or groups

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

band; circle; lot; set

Context examples:

the smart set goes there / they were an angry lot

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

social group (people sharing some social relation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "band"):

company; party (a band of people associated temporarily in some activity)

jet set (a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure)

horsey set; horsy set (a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing)

Four Hundred (the exclusive social set of a city)

confederacy; conspiracy (a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose)

cohort (a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion))

camp; clique; coterie; ingroup; inner circle; pack (an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose)

car pool (a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers)


Sense 2band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Instrumentalists not including string players

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

musical group; musical organisation; musical organization (an organization of musicians who perform together)

Meronyms (parts of "band"):

section (a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "band"):

concert band; military band (a group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instruments)

brass band (a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments)


Sense 3band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stripe or stripes of contrasting color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

banding; stria; striation; band

Context examples:

chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands / the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

streak; stripe (a marking of a different color or texture from the background)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "band"):

stretch mark (a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy))


Sense 4band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

stripe; banding; band

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

adornment (a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "band"):

cigar band (a narrow paper band around a cigar)

pinstripe (a very thin stripe (especially a white stripe on a dark fabric))

hatband (a band around the crown of a hat just above the brim)

neckband (a band around the collar of a garment)

Holonyms ("band" is a part of...):

garment (an article of clothing)


Sense 5band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of musicians playing popular music for dancing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

dance band; dance orchestra; band

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

musical group; musical organisation; musical organization (an organization of musicians who perform together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "band"):

big band (a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians)

combo; jazz band; jazz group (a small band of jazz musicians)

rock band; rock group (a band of musicians who play rock'n'roll music)

steel band (a band that plays instruments made from the heads of oil drums (Caribbean Islands))


Sense 6band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A range of frequencies between two limits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

range (a variety of different things or activities)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "band"):

frequency band; waveband (a band of adjacent radio frequencies (e.g., assigned for transmitting radio or television signals))


Sense 7band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

slip; strip (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "band"):

armband (a band worn around the upper arm)

elastic; elastic band; rubber band (a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together)

shoulder strap; strap (a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag)

sweatband (a band of fabric or leather sewn inside the crown of a hat)

sweatband (a band of material tied around the forehead or wrist to absorb sweat)

bracelet; watch bracelet; watchband; watchstrap; wristband (a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist)

mourning band; weed (a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning)

wristband (band consisting of a part of a sleeve that covers the wrist)

wrist band; wristlet (a band or bracelet worn around the wrist)

hoop; ring (a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling)

headpiece; headstall (the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head)

arm band; armlet (a band worn around the arm for decoration)

backband (a broad band that passes over the back of a horse and supports the shafts of a vehicle)

bellyband (a cloth band that is worn around the waist (as on infants until the navel has healed))

collar; neckband (a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over)

collar (a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it)

garter; supporter (a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve))

cincture; girdle; sash; waistband; waistcloth (a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers)

headband (a band worn around or over the head)


Sense 8band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

isthmus; band

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

tissue (part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function)


Sense 9band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

ring; band

Context examples:

she had rings on every finger / he noted that she wore a wedding band

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

jewellery; jewelry (an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "band"):

wedding band; wedding ring (a ring (usually plain gold) given to the bride (and sometimes one is also given to the groom) at the wedding)

seal ring; signet ring (a ring bearing a signet)

ringlet (a small ring)

mourning ring (a ring worn as a memorial to a dead person)

engagement ring (a ring given and worn as a sign of betrothal)

annulet (a small ring)


Sense 10band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

slip; strip (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

loop (anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself))


Sense 11band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

ring; band

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

slip; strip (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)


Sense 12band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A restraint put around something to hold it together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("band" is a kind of...):

constraint; restraint (a device that retards something's motion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "band"):

withe (band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems)

ligature (a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone)

collet (a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewellery setting)

brake band (a band that can be tightened around a shaft to stop its rotation)


BAND (verb)


Sense 1band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bind or tie together, as with a band

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "band" is one way to...):

bind; tie (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2band [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

band; ring

Context examples:

ring birds / band the geese to observe their migratory patterns

Hypernyms (to "band" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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