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Meaning of band

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  band
      n 1: an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart
           set goes there"; "they were an angry lot" [syn: {set},
           {circle}, {band}, {lot}]
      2: instrumentalists not including string players
      3: a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes
         exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding
         of bees and wasps" [syn: {band}, {banding}, {stria},
         {striation}]
      4: an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or
         material [syn: {band}, {banding}, {stripe}]
      5: a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing [syn:
         {dance band}, {band}, {dance orchestra}]
      6: a range of frequencies between two limits
      7: a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around
         the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the
         body)
      8: a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an
         anatomical structure [syn: {isthmus}, {band}]
      9: jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set
         with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every
         finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band" [syn:
         {ring}, {band}]
      10: a driving belt in machinery
      11: 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
      12: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to
          identify it (as in studies of bird migration) [syn: {band},
          {ring}]
      13: a restraint put around something to hold it together
      v 1: bind or tie together, as with a band
      2: attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring
         birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
         [syn: {ring}, {band}]


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