[ band ]
/ bænd /
a thin, flat strip of some material for binding, confining, trimming, protecting, etc.: a band on each bunch of watercress.
a fillet, belt, or strap: a band for the hair; a band for connecting pulleys.
a stripe, as of color or decorative work.
a strip of paper or other material serving as a label: a cigar band.
a plain or simply styled ring, without mounted gems or the like: a thin gold band on his finger.
(on a long-playing phonograph record) one of a set of grooves in which sound has been recorded, separated from an adjacent set or sets by grooves without recorded sound.
bands. Geneva bands.
a flat collar commonly worn by men and women in the 17th century in western Europe.
Also called frequency band, wave band. Radio and Television. a specific range of frequencies, especially a set of radio frequencies, as HF, VHF, and UHF.
Also called energy band. Physics. a closely spaced group of energy levels of electrons in a solid.
Computers. one or more tracks or channels on a magnetic drum.
Dentistry. a strip of thin metal encircling a tooth, usually for anchoring an orthodontic apparatus.
Anatomy, Zoology. a ribbonlike or cordlike structure encircling, binding, or connecting a part or parts.
(in handbound books) one of several cords of hemp or flax handsewn across the back of the collated signatures of a book to provide added strength.
verb (used with object)
to mark, decorate, or furnish with a band or bands.
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Origin of band2
OTHER WORDS FROM bandband·er, nounband·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for energy band (1 of 4)
physics a range of energies associated with the quantum states of electrons in a crystalline solid. In a semiconductor or an insulator there is a valence band containing many states, most of which are occupied. Above this is a forbidden band with only a few isolated states caused by impurities. Above this is a conduction band containing many states most of which are empty. In a metal there is a continuous valence-conduction bandSee also energy gap
British Dictionary definitions for energy band (2 of 4)
/ (bænd) /
a company of people having a common purpose; groupa band of outlaws
a group of musicians playing either brass and percussion instruments only (brass band) or brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments (concert band or military band)
a group of musicians who play popular music, jazz, etc, often for dancing
a group of instrumentalists generally; orchestra
Canadian a formally recognized group of Canadian Indians on a reserve
anthropol a division of a tribe; a family group or camp group
US and Canadian a flock or herd
(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
British Dictionary definitions for energy band (3 of 4)
/ (bænd) /
a thin flat strip of some material, used esp to encircle objects and hold them togethera rubber band
- a strip of fabric or other material used as an ornament or distinguishing mark, or to reinforce clothing
- (in combination)waistband; hairband; hatband
a stripe of contrasting colour or textureSee also chromosome band
a driving belt in machinery
a range of values that are close or related in number, degree, or quality
- physics a range of frequencies or wavelengths between two limits
- radio such a range allocated to a particular broadcasting station or service
short for energy band
computing one or more tracks on a magnetic disk or drum
anatomy any structure resembling a ribbon or cord that connects, encircles, or binds different parts
the cords to which the folded sheets of a book are sewn
a thin layer or seam of ore
architect a strip of flat panelling, such as a fascia or plinth, usually attached to a wall
a large white collar, sometimes edged with lace, worn in the 17th century
either of a pair of hanging extensions of the collar, forming part of academic, legal, or (formerly) clerical dress
a ring for the finger (esp in phrases such as wedding band, band of gold, etc)
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
British Dictionary definitions for energy band (4 of 4)
Word Origin for band
C13: from Old Norse band; related to Old High German bant fetter; see bend 1, bond
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Medical definitions for energy band
[ bănd ]
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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Scientific definitions for energy band
[ bănd ]
A specific range of electromagnetic wavelengths or frequencies, as those used in radio broadcasting.
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Idioms and Phrases with energy band
see on the bandwagon; to beat the band.
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