Band - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bænd|  American pronunciation of the word band
Brit.  |bænd|  British pronunciation of the word band


- an unofficial association of people or groups (syn: circle, lot, set)
- instrumentalists not including string players
- a stripe or stripes of contrasting color (syn: stria)
chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands
the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps
- an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material (syn: stripe)
- a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
- a range of frequencies between two limits
- a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
- a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure (syn: isthmus)
- jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger (syn: ring)
he noted that she wore a wedding band
- a driving belt in machinery
- 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
- a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) (syn: ring)
- a restraint put around something to hold it together


- bind or tie together, as with a band
- attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify (syn: ring)
band the geese to observe their migratory patterns

Extra examples

...banded the waist of the dress with a speckled belt...

...banded the newspapers together for delivery...

An opalescent purple, that banded the entire horizon.

They banded themselves together for protection.

We must band against the common enemy.

Your home was placed in one of eight valuation bands.

I grew up playing in rock bands.

The band was playing old Beatles songs.

Smith joined the band in 1989.

They formed a band when they were still at school.

The entertainment includes a disco and live band.

Interest rates stayed within a relatively narrow band.

The birds have a distinctive blue band round their eyes.

After valuation, properties will be banded in groups of £20,000 or more.

VHF aeronautical band

Word forms

I/you/we/they: band
he/she/it: bands
present participle: banding
past tense: banded
past participle: banded
singular: band
plural: bands
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