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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Band  \Band\  (b[a^]nd),  n.  [OE.  band,  bond,  Icel.  band;  akin  to 
  G.,  Sw.,  &  D.  band,  OHG.  bant,  Goth.  banti,  Skr.  bandha  a 
  binding,  bandh  to  bind,  for  bhanda  bhandh  also  to  E.  bend, 
  bind.  In  sense  7,  at  least,  it  is  fr  F.  bande,  from  OHG. 
  bant.  [root]90  See  {Bind},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Bend},  {Bond},  1st 
  {Bandy}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Every  one's  bands  were  loosed.  --Acts  xvi. 
  26. 
 
  2.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  continuous  tablet,  stripe,  or  series  of  ornaments, 
  as  of  carved  foliage,  of  color,  or  of  brickwork,  etc 
  b  In  Gothic  architecture,  the  molding,  or  suite  of 
  moldings,  which  encircles  the  pillars  and  small 
  shafts. 
 
  3.  That  which  serves  as  the  means  of  union  or  connection 
  between  persons;  a  tie.  ``To  join  in  Hymen's  bands.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  linen  collar  or  ruff  worn  in  the  16th  and  17th 
  centuries. 
 
  5.  pl  Two  strips  of  linen  hanging  from  the  neck  in  front  as 
  part  of  a  clerical,  legal,  or  academic  dress. 
 
  6.  A  narrow  strip  of  cloth  or  other  material  on  any  article 
  of  dress,  to  bind,  strengthen,  ornament,  or  complete  it 
  ``Band  and  gusset  and  seam.''  --Hood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Band  \Band\  (b[a^]nd),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Banded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Banding}.] 
  1.  To  bind  or  tie  with  a  band. 
 
  2.  To  mark  with  a  band. 
 
  3.  To  unite  in  a  troop,  company,  or  confederacy.  ``Banded 
  against  his  throne.''  --Milton. 
 
  {Banded  architrave},  {pier},  {shaft},  etc  (Arch.),  an 
  architrave,  pier,  etc.,  of  which  the  regular  profile  is 
  interrupted  by  blocks  or  projections  crossing  it  at  right 
  angles. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Band  \Band\,  v.  i. 
  To  confederate  for  some  common  purpose;  to  unite;  to  conspire 
  together. 
 
  Certain  of  the  Jews  banded  together.  --Acts  xxiii. 
  12. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Band  \Band\,  v.  t. 
  To  bandy;  to  drive  away  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Band  \Band\, 
  imp.  of  {Bind}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  band 
  n  1:  an  unofficial  association  of  people  or  groups;  "the  smart 
  set  goes  there";  "they  were  an  angry  lot"  [syn:  {set},  {circle}, 
  {lot}] 
  2:  instrumentalists  not  including  string  players 
  3:  a  stripe  of  contrasting  color;  "chromosomes  exhibit 
  characteristic  bands"  [syn:  {stria},  {striation}] 
  4:  a  strip  or  stripe  of  a  contrasting  color  or  material  [syn:  {banding}, 
  {stripe}] 
  5:  a  group  of  musicians  playing  popular  music  for  dancing  [syn: 
  {dance  band},  {dance  orchestra}] 
  6:  band  of  radio  frequencies  for  e.g.  transmitting  a  TV  signal 
  [syn:  {frequency  band}] 
  7:  something  elongated  that  is  worn  around  the  body  or  one  of 
  the  limbs 
  8:  a  circular  band  of  a  precious  metal  worn  on  the  finger;  "she 
  had  rings  on  every  finger"  [syn:  {ring}] 
  9:  put  around  something  to  hold  it  together 
  v  :  bind  or  tie  together,  as  with  a  band 




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