band1 [ bænd ] noun count ***
▸ 1 group of musicians
▸ 2 group of same type
▸ 3 range of values/levels
▸ 4 narrow circular object
▸ 5 line of color/light/rain
▸ 6 ring you wear on finger
1. ) a small group of musicians who play popular music such as jazz or rock:
a rock and roll band
a ) a large group of musicians who play instruments such as TRUMPETS and drums:
a military band
2. ) a group of people who do something together or who share a particular feature or interest:
band of: a band of warriors
a growing band of enthusiasts
It's one of the dwindling band of independent car-makers.
3. ) a range of values, prices, ages, etc. in a system used for measuring or grouping people or things: WAVEBAND:
The ruble was trading with a band of 4,000 to 4,500 to the dollar.
4. ) a flat narrow piece of cloth with the ends joined together to form a circle:
She wore a band around her hair.
a hat band
a ) a narrow circular piece of rubber or metal, often placed around something to support it
5. ) a line of something such as color or light:
The male bird has a brown band across its chest.
a ) a narrow area of rain that passes over a place:
We can expect another band of showers in the afternoon.
6. ) LITERARY a ring that you wear on your finger, especially a WEDDING RING
band 2 [ bænd ] verb transitive often passive
1. ) to put a circular band around something:
The birds are banded so we can track their movements.
2. ) to put people or things into different groups, for example according to value or income
,band to`gether phrasal verb intransitive
to come together as a group in order to achieve something:
The various opposition groups have banded together to form a single party.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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