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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


Synonymsisthmus


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.


Synonymsring


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)


Synonymsring


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.


Synonymsring


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)attach









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