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Definition of band:

  1. A belt or strap.
  2. A bond
  3. A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.
  4. A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
  5. A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.
  6. A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  7. A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
  8. A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments ( trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals.
  9. A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.
  10. A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.
  11. imp. of Bind.
  12. In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
  13. Pledge; security.
  14. That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
  15. To bandy; to drive away.
  16. To bind or tie with a band.
  17. To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.
  18. To mark with a band.
  19. To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
  20. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.


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