band

I UK [bænd] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "band":
singular band plural bands
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1)
a) music a small group of musicians who play popular music such as jazz or rock: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

a rock and roll band

b) 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 outlaws

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

The rouble was trading within a band of 4,000 to 4,500 to the pound.

If I get this job, I'll be moving into a higher tax band.

4)
a) a flat narrow piece of cloth with the ends joined together to form a circle

She wore a band round her hair.

a hat band

b) a narrow circular piece of rubber or metal, often placed around something to support it
5) literary a ring that you wear on your finger, especially a wedding ring
6)
a) a line of something such as colour or light

The male bird has a brown band across its chest.

b) a narrow area of rain that passes over a place

We can expect another band of showers in the afternoon.


II UK [bænd] / US verb [transitive, often passive]
Word forms "band":
present tense I/you/we/they band he/she/it bands present participle banding past tense banded past participle banded
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
Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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