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English noun: band

1. band (group) an unofficial association of people or groups

SamplesThe smart set goes there.
They were an angry lot.

Synonymscircle, lot, set

Broader (hypernym)social group

Narrower (hyponym)camp, car pool, clique, cohort, company, confederacy, conspiracy, coterie, Four Hundred, horsey set, horsy set, ingroup, inner circle, jet set, pack, party

2. band (group) instrumentalists not including string players

Broader (hypernym)musical group, musical organisation, musical organization

Narrower (hyponym)brass band, concert band, marching band, military band

Part holonymsection

3. band (attribute) a stripe or stripes of contrasting color

SamplesChromosomes exhibit characteristic bands.
The black and yellow banding of bees and wasps.

Synonymsbanding, stria, striation

Broader (hypernym)bar, streak, stripe

Narrower (hyponym)collar, stretch mark

4. band (artifact) an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material

Synonymsbanding, stripe

Broader (hypernym)adornment

Narrower (hyponym)cigar band, hatband, neckband, pinstripe

Part meronymgarment

5. band (group) a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing

Synonymsdance band, dance orchestra

Broader (hypernym)musical group, musical organisation, musical organization

Narrower (hyponym)big band, combo, jazz band, jazz group, rock band, rock group, steel band

6. band (communication) a range of frequencies between two limits

Broader (hypernym)range

Narrower (hyponym)frequency band, waveband

7. band (artifact) a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)

Broader (hypernym)slip, strip

Narrower (hyponym)arm band, armband, armlet, backband, bellyband, bracelet, cincture, collar, collar, elastic, elastic band, garter, girdle, headband, headpiece, headstall, hoop, mourning band, neckband, ring, rubber band, sash, shoulder strap, strap, supporter, sweatband, sweatband, waistband, waistcloth, watch bracelet, watchband, watchstrap, weed, wrist band, wristband, wristband, wristlet

8. band (body) a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure


Broader (hypernym)tissue

9. band (artifact) jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger

SamplesShe had rings on every finger.
He noted that she wore a wedding band.


Broader (hypernym)jewellery, jewelry

Narrower (hyponym)annulet, engagement ring, mourning ring, ringlet, seal ring, signet ring, wedding band, wedding ring

10. band (artifact) a driving belt in machinery

Broader (hypernym)belt

11. band (artifact) 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

Broader (hypernym)loop, slip, strip

12. band (artifact) a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)


Broader (hypernym)slip, strip

13. band (artifact) a restraint put around something to hold it together

Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint

Narrower (hyponym)brake band, collet, ligature, withe

English verb: band

1. band (contact) bind or tie together, as with a band

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bind, tie

2. band (contact) attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify

SamplesRing birds.
Band the geese to observe their migratory patterns.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)attach

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