Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

headband

[hed-band] /ˈhɛdˌbænd/
noun
1.
a band worn around the head; fillet.
2.
Printing. a band for decorative effect at the head of a chapter or of a page in a book.
3.
a band sewed or glued to the head or tail of the back of a book, or to both, often to protect and strengthen the binding but sometimes for decoration.
Compare tailband.
Origin of headband
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; head + band2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for headband
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Then, he reached up and fumbled for a moment with the controls at the front of the headband.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • She closed the door and walked to the desk, removing the headband as she approached.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • He pulled off his cap, tossed it to a chair, and replaced it with the headband.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • Graham pulled off his own headband and extended his hand for the other.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • "You mean, this thing—" He paused, looking for a moment at Graham, then took the headband off.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • Morely looked again at the headband, then set it on his head.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
British Dictionary definitions for headband

headband

/ˈhɛdˌbænd/
noun
1.
a ribbon or band worn around the head
2.
a narrow cloth band attached to the top of the spine of a book for protection or decoration
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for headband
n.

1530s, from head (n.) + band (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for headband

Word Value for headband

15
16
Scrabble Words With Friends