Meaning of BAND in English

BAND

/ bænd; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

GROUP OF MUSICIANS

1.

[ C +sing./pl. v . ] a small group of musicians who play popular music together, often with a singer or singers :

a rock / jazz band

She's a singer with a band.

—see also boy band , girl band

2.

[ C +sing./pl. v . ] a group of musicians who play brass and percussion instruments :

a military band

—see also brass band , marching band , one-man band

GROUP OF PEOPLE

3.

[ C +sing./pl. v . ] a group of people who do sth together or who have the same ideas :

a band of outlaws

He persuaded a small band of volunteers to help.

STRIP OF MATERIAL / COLOUR

4.

[ C ] a thin flat strip or circle of any material that is put around things, for example to hold them together or to make them stronger :

She always ties her hair back in a band.

All babies in the hospital have name bands on their wrists.

She wore a simple band of gold on her finger.

—picture at boater

—see also armband , hairband , hatband , rubber band , sweatband , waistband

5.

[ C ] a strip of colour or material on sth that is different from what is around it :

a white plate with a blue band around the edge

OF RADIO WAVES

6.

(also wave·band ) [ C ] a range of radio waves :

Short-wave radio uses the 20-50 metre band.

RANGE

7.

[ C ] a range of numbers, ages, prices, etc. within which people or things are counted or measured :

the 25-35 age band

tax bands

■ verb

[ vn ] [ usually passive ]

WITH COLOUR / MATERIAL

1.

to put a band of a different colour or material around sth :

[ vn - adj ]

Many insects are banded black and yellow.

[also vn ]

PUT INTO RANGE

2.

( BrE ) to be organized into bands of price, income, etc. :

Tax is banded according to income.

PHRASAL VERBS

- band together

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WORD ORIGIN

noun senses 4 to 7 verb late Old English (in the sense of something that restrains), from Old Norse , reinforced in late Middle English by Old French bande , of Germanic origin; related to bind .

noun senses 1 to 3 late Middle English : from Old French bande , of Germanic origin; related to banner .

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