band


band
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 ring of wood, metal, rubber, etc. fastened around something, as to bind or tie it together
b) a finger ring [a wedding band]
3. a contrasting strip or stripe running across or along the edge of a material, or separating different sorts of material
4. a narrow strip of cloth used to bind, line, decorate, etc.; binding; banding [hatband, neckband]
5. [usually pl.] two strips hanging in front from the neck, as part of certain academic, legal, or clerical dress
6. a belt to drive wheels or pulleys in machinery
7. any of the separate divisions on a phonograph record containing individual selections
8.
a) a specific range of wavelengths or frequencies, as in radio broadcasting or sound or light transmission
b) any of the stripes of color in a spectrum
9. Archit. a thin layer or molding
10. Geol. a thin layer of distinctive rock, ore, etc.
vt.
[OFr bander < the n.]
1. to put a band on or around; tie with a band
2. to mark with a band for identification [to band migratory birds]
band2 [band]
n.
[LME bande < MFr < OFr < OProv < Goth bandwa, a sign < ?]
1. a group of people joined together for a common purpose
2. a group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments [a dance band]
vi., vt.
to gather or unite for a common purpose: usually with together
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