(noun, verb)


1. an unofficial association of people or groups

Similar word(s): circle, lot, set

Definition categories: group

2. instrumentalists not including string players

Definition categories: group

3. a stripe or stripes of contrasting color

- chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands

- the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps

Similar word(s): banding, stria, striation

Definition categories: attribute, bar, streak, stripe

4. an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material

Similar word(s): banding, stripe

Definition categories: man–made, adornment

5. a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing

Definition categories: group

6. a range of frequencies between two limits

Definition categories: communication, range

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

Definition categories: man–made, slip, strip

8. a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure

Similar word(s): isthmus

Definition categories: body, tissue

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

- he noted that she wore a wedding band

Similar word(s): ring

Definition categories: man–made, jewellery, jewelry

10. a driving belt in machinery

Definition categories: man–made, belt

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

Definition categories: man–made, slip, strip, loop

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

Similar word(s): ring

Definition categories: man–made, slip, strip

13. a restraint put around something to hold it together

Definition categories: man–made, constraint, restraint

Sentences with band as a noun:

- valence band;  conduction band


1. bind or tie together, as with a band

Definition categories: contact, bind, tie

2. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify

- band the geese to observe their migratory patterns

Similar word(s): ring

Definition categories: contact, attach