- a strip of cloth or other material used to bind up a wound, sore, sprain, etc.
- anything used as a band or ligature.
- to bind or cover with a bandage: to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.
- to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.: Apply some iodine before you bandage.
Origin of bandage
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Examples from the Web for bandage
EBay has reported a 200 percent increase in bandage dress sales since spring of last year.Kim Kardashian Stopped Wearing Bodycon, and So Should You
June 24, 2014
Get in, put a bandage over the problem, submit your bill to the insurance company, and get out.Is Psychiatry Being Stumped By the Mental Illnesses It Has to Treat?
August 10, 2013
He was sitting up and was placing a bandage on his bleeding leg, The third man was lying face down in the street.New Orleans Shooting: I Saw the Mother’s Day Parade Gunman
May 13, 2013
He slid the bandage off the thumb, and I saw a clean cut at the top knuckle where the upper thumb had been removed.In His First Interview, Saif al-Islam Says He Has Not Been Given Access to a Lawyer
December 30, 2011
Nor is it enough to be wearing an Ace bandage that goes halfway down your left thigh.The City of Underdogs
September 6, 2009
First, I got a bandage on my wound, to stop the bleeding, and then I had an opportunity to look about me.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Evelyn slipped the bandage, and her eyes rested on Maltravers!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Be soothed, my son; I meant not to tear the bandage from thy wounds.Calderon The Courtier
She would then proceed to bandage it to the best of her ability.Lotus Buds</p>
Capen bent over him and gently moved the bandage on his face.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
- a piece of material used to dress a wound, bind a broken limb, etc
- a strip of any soft material used for binding, etc
- to cover or bind with a bandage
Word Origin and History for bandage
1590s, from Middle French bandage (16c.), from Old French bander "to bind," from bande "a strip" (see band (n.1)).
1774, from bandage (n.). Related: Bandaged; bandaging.
- A strip of material such as gauze used to protect, immobilize, compress, or support a wound or injured body part.
- To apply a bandage to.