Meaning of BANDY in English

BANDY

— bandiness , n.

/ban"dee/ , v. , bandied, bandying , adj., n., pl. bandies .

v.t.

1. to pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take; trade; exchange: to bandy blows; to bandy words.

2. to throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis.

3. to circulate freely: to bandy gossip.

adj.

4. (of legs) having a bend or crook outward; bowed: a new method for correcting bandy legs.

n.

5. an early form of tennis.

6. Chiefly Brit. (formerly) hockey or shinny.

7. Obs. a hockey or shinny stick.

[ 1570-80; perh. bandear to conduct, bandy, orig. help, serve as member of a band of men. See BAND 1 ]

Syn. 1. reciprocate, interchange, swap, barter.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .