- bandband1 [band]n.[ME < ON band (akin to OE bend); also (in meaning “thin strip”) < Fr bande, flat strip < OFr bende < ML benda < Goth binda < bindan,BIND]1. something that binds, ties together, restrains, etc.2.a) a strip or ring of wood, metal, rubber, etc. fastened around something, as to bind or tie it togetherb) a finger ring [a wedding band]3. a contrasting strip or stripe running across or along the edge of a material, or separating different sorts of material4. a narrow strip of cloth used to bind, line, decorate, etc.; binding; banding [hatband, neckband]5. [usually pl.] two strips hanging in front from the neck, as part of certain academic, legal, or clerical dress6. a belt to drive wheels or pulleys in machinery7. any of the separate divisions on a phonograph record containing individual selections8.a) a specific range of wavelengths or frequencies, as in radio broadcasting or sound or light transmissionb) any of the stripes of color in a spectrum9. Archit. a thin layer or molding10. Geol. a thin layer of distinctive rock, ore, etc.vt.[OFr bander < the n.]1. to put a band on or around; tie with a band☆ 2. to mark with a band for identification [to band migratory birds]band2 [band]n.[LME bande < MFr < OFr < OProv < Goth bandwa, a sign < ?]1. a group of people joined together for a common purpose2. a group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments [a dance band]vi., vt.to gather or unite for a common purpose: usually with togetherSYN.- TROOP
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.