band

2
[ band ]
/ bænd /

noun

verb (used with object)

to mark, decorate, or furnish with a band or bands.

Nearby words

  1. banco,
  2. bancroft,
  3. bancroft prize,
  4. bancroft, george,
  5. bancroft, hubert howe,
  6. band brake,
  7. band cell,
  8. band list,
  9. band mill,
  10. band of hope

Origin of band

2
1480–90; < Middle French; Old French bende < Germanic; compare Old High German binta fillet. See bind, band1

Related formsband·er, nounband·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for banders

band

1
/ (bænd) /

noun

verb

(usually foll by together) to unite; assemble

Word Origin for band

C15: from French bande probably from Old Provençal banda of Germanic origin; compare Gothic bandwa sign, banner

band

2
/ (bænd) /

noun

verb (tr)

to fasten or mark with a band
US and Canadian to ring (a bird)See ring 1 (def. 22)

Word Origin for band

C15: from Old French bende, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German binda fillet; see band ³

band

3
/ (bænd) /

noun

Word Origin for band

C13: from Old Norse band; related to Old High German bant fetter; see bend 1, bond

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Word Origin and History for banders
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Medicine definitions for banders

band

[ bănd ]

n.

An appliance or a part of an apparatus that encircles or binds a part of the body.
A cordlike tissue that connects or that holds bodily structures together.
A chromatically, structurally, or functionally differentiated strip or stripe in or on an organism.

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Science definitions for banders

band

[ bănd ]

A specific range of electromagnetic wavelengths or frequencies, as those used in radio broadcasting.
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Idioms and Phrases with banders

band

see on the bandwagon; to beat the band.

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