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Definition 1: a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body) - [noun denoting artifact]

(band is a kind of ...) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

(... is a kind of band ) a band worn around the upper arm

(... is a kind of band ) a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together

(... is a kind of band ) a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

(... is a kind of band ) a band of fabric or leather sewn inside the crown of a hat

(... is a kind of band ) a band of material tied around the forehead or wrist to absorb sweat

(... is a kind of band ) a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist

(... is a kind of band ) a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning

(... is a kind of band ) band consisting of a part of a sleeve that covers the wrist

(... is a kind of band ) a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling

"there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"

(... is a kind of band ) the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head

(... is a kind of band ) a band worn around the arm for decoration

(... is a kind of band ) a broad band that passes over the back of a horse and supports the shafts of a vehicle

(... is a kind of band ) a cloth band that is worn around the waist (as on infants until the navel has healed)

(... is a kind of band ) a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

(... is a kind of band ) a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it

(... is a kind of band ) a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)

(... is a kind of band ) a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers

(... is a kind of band ) a band worn around or over the head

"the earphones were held in place by a headband"

(... is a kind of band ) a band or bracelet worn around the wrist

Definition 2: an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for band in the sense of this definition

(band is a kind of ...) a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

(... is a kind of band ) a narrow paper band around a cigar

(... is a kind of band ) a band around the crown of a hat just above the brim

(... is a kind of band ) a band around the collar of a garment

(... is a kind of band ) a very thin stripe (especially a white stripe on a dark fabric)

(... is part of band) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

Definition 3: a restraint put around something to hold it together - [noun denoting artifact]

(band is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

(... is a kind of band ) a band that can be tightened around a shaft to stop its rotation

(... is a kind of band ) a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting

(... is a kind of band ) a metal band used to attach a reed to the mouthpiece of a clarinet or saxophone

(... is a kind of band ) band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems

Definition 4: jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where band or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she had rings on every finger
  • he noted that she wore a wedding band

Synonyms for band in the sense of this definition

(band is a kind of ...) an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

(... is a kind of band ) a ring given and worn as a sign of betrothal

(... is a kind of band ) a ring worn as a memorial to a dead person

(... is a kind of band ) a small ring

(... is a kind of band ) a ring bearing a signet

(... is a kind of band ) a ring (usually plain gold) given to the bride (and sometimes one is also given to the groom) at the wedding

Definition 5: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for band in the sense of this definition

(band is a kind of ...) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Definition 6: a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration - [noun denoting artifact]

(band is a kind of ...) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

(band is a kind of ...) anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

Definition 7: a driving belt in machinery - [noun denoting artifact]

(band is a kind of ...) endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys

Definition 8: a stripe or stripes of contrasting color - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where band or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands
  • the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps

Synonyms for band in the sense of this definition

(band is a kind of ...) a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background

"a green toad with small black stripes or bars" "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"

(... is a kind of band ) (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal

(... is a kind of band ) a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)

Definition 9: a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for band in the sense of this definition

(band is a kind of ...) part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function

Definition 10: a range of frequencies between two limits - [noun denoting communication]

(band is a kind of ...) a variety of different things or activities

"he answered a range of questions" "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"

(... is a kind of band ) a band of adjacent radio frequencies (e.g., assigned for transmitting radio or television signals)

Definition 11: instrumentalists not including string players - [noun denoting group]

(band is a kind of ...) an organization of musicians who perform together

(... is a kind of band ) a band that marches (as in a parade) and plays music at the same time

(... is a kind of band ) a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments

(... is a kind of band ) a group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instruments

(band is a part of ...) a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class

Definition 12: an unofficial association of people or groups - [noun denoting group]

Samples where band or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the smart set goes there
  • they were an angry lot

Synonyms for band in the sense of this definition

(band is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of band ) a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers

(... is a kind of band ) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

(... is a kind of band ) a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)

(... is a kind of band ) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

(... is a kind of band ) the exclusive social set of a city

(... is a kind of band ) a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing

(... is a kind of band ) a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure

(... is a kind of band ) a band of people associated temporarily in some activity

"they organized a party to search for food" "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

Definition 13: a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for band in the sense of this definition

(band is a kind of ...) an organization of musicians who perform together

(... is a kind of band ) a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians

(... is a kind of band ) a small band of jazz musicians

(... is a kind of band ) a band of musicians who play rock'n'roll music

(... is a kind of band ) a band that plays instruments made from the heads of oil drums (Caribbean Islands)

Definition 14: bind or tie together, as with a band - [verb of contact]

(band is a kind of ...) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

Definition 15: attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify - [verb of contact]

Samples where band or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ring birds
  • band the geese to observe their migratory patterns

Synonyms for band in the sense of this definition

(band is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

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