[ ban-dij ]
See synonyms for bandage on
  1. a strip of cloth or other material used to bind up a wound, sore, sprain, etc.

  2. anything used as a band or ligature.

verb (used with object),band·aged, band·ag·ing.
  1. to bind or cover with a bandage: to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.

verb (used without object),band·aged, band·ag·ing.
  1. to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.: Apply some iodine before you bandage.

Origin of bandage

From Middle French, dating back to 1590–1600; see origin at band2, -age

Other words for bandage

Other words from bandage

  • band·ag·er, noun
  • re·band·age, verb (used with object), re·band·aged, re·band·ag·ing.
  • un·band·age, verb (used with object), un·band·aged, un·band·ag·ing.
  • well-bandaged, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bandage in a sentence

  • Then he bandaged Brathland, had him carried up to Raglin's room, and sent for a nurse that he could trust.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • Scarcely were they bandaged when the news arrived that Augereau's division had received a severe check.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • His left arm, rudely bandaged in a shawl, hung heavy and useless at his side, and the bandage was saturated with blood.

  • The fourth paw, nicely bandaged with Jess' handkerchief, he held up out of harm's way.

    The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • The journey back was safely made and Leon, in spite of his bandaged head and wounded arm, was nearly smothered with kisses.

British Dictionary definitions for bandage


/ (ˈbændɪdʒ) /

  1. a piece of material used to dress a wound, bind a broken limb, etc

  2. a strip of any soft material used for binding, etc

  1. to cover or bind with a bandage

Origin of bandage

C16: from French, from band strip, band ²

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