band

[[t]bæ̱nd[/t]]
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bands, banding, banded
1) N-COUNT-COLL A band is a small group of musicians who play popular music such as jazz, rock, or pop.
See also one-man band

He was a drummer in a rock band...

Local bands provide music for dancing.

2) N-COUNT-COLL A band is a group of musicians who play brass and percussion instruments.
See also brass band

Bands played German marches.

3) N-COUNT-COLL: with supp A band of people is a group of people who have joined together because they share an interest or belief.

Bands of government soldiers, rebels and just plain criminals have been roaming some neighborhoods.

...a small but growing band of Japanese companies taking their first steps into American publishing.

4) N-COUNT A band is a flat, narrow strip of cloth which you wear round your head or wrists, or which forms part of a piece of clothing.
See also , hatband, waistband

Almost all hospitals use a wrist-band of some kind with your name and details on it.

Syn:
5) N-COUNT: with supp A band is a strip of something such as colour, light, land, or cloth which contrasts with the areas on either side of it.

...bands of natural vegetation between strips of crops...

A band of light glowed in the space between floor and door.

6) N-COUNT A band is a strip or loop of metal or other strong material which strengthens something, or which holds several things together.
See also , rubber band

Surgeon Geoffrey Horne placed a metal band around the knee cap to help it knit back together.

...a strong band of flat muscle tissue.

Syn:
7) N-COUNT: usu with supp A band is a range of numbers or values within a system of measurement.
See also waveband

For an initial service, a 10 megahertz-wide band of frequencies will be needed.

...a new tax band of 20p in the pound on the first ₤2,000 of taxable income.

8) VERB If something such as a tax is banded, it is divided into bands according to the value of the thing being taxed. [BRIT]

[V n] They appear to rule out some of the ideas that have been mentioned - banding the tax so higher earners would pay more.

[V-ing] ...a banding system based on property values...

[V-ed] The choice will be between a flat-rate or a banded charge.

Syn:
(in AM, use be bracketed)
9) See also wedding band
Phrasal Verbs:

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  • Band — may refer to a specific group: * Band (music), a company of musicians * School band, a group of student musicians who rehearse and perform instrumental music together * Band (radio), a range of frequencies or wavelengths used in radio… …   Wikipedia

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  • Band I — is the name of a radio frequency range within the very high frequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum.Band I ranges from 47 to 88 MHz, and it is primarily used for radio and television broadcasting.Channel spacings vary from country to… …   Wikipedia

  • band — band1 [band] n. [ME < ON band (akin to OE bend); also (in meaning “thin strip”) < Fr bande, flat strip < OFr bende < ML benda < Goth binda < bindan,BIND] 1. something that binds, ties together, restrains, etc. 2. a) a strip or… …   English World dictionary

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  • Band — (Spinning) The thin twisted cotton rope used to drive spindles of the spinning, doubling and winding machine. BAND The collar which in the 17th century supplanted the ruff. It was first a stiff stand up collar of cambric lawn or linen, starched,… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Band II — is the name of a radio frequency range within the very high frequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum.Band II ranges from 87.5 to 108.0 MHz, and it is primarily used worldwide for frequency modulation radio broadcasting.ee also*Band I *Band… …   Wikipedia

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  • Band — (et), Band (der) Band (das) Band (et) Band (der) Band (der) …   Kölsch Dialekt Lexikon

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