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band1 British & World English

A flat, thin strip or loop of material, used as a fastener, for reinforcement, or as decoration

band2 British & World English

A group of people who have a common interest or purpose or who share a common feature

band1 English Thesaurus

she wore a scarlet band round her waist

band2 English Thesaurus

a band of robbers

Band in bandoneon British & World English

A type of square concertina, especially popular in Argentina

Ku-band British & World English

A microwave frequency band used for satellite communication and broadcasting, using frequencies of about 12 gigahertz for terrestrial reception and 14 gigahertz for transmission

Band-Aid British & World English

A piece of sticking plaster of a type having a gauze pad

big band British & World English

A large group of musicians playing jazz or dance music

boy band British & World English

A pop group composed of attractive young men, whose music and image are designed to appeal primarily to a young teenage audience

brow band British & World English

The part of a bridle which passes across the horse’s forehead

girl band British & World English

A pop group composed of attractive young women, whose music and image are designed to appeal primarily to a young teenage audience

high-band British & World English

Relating to or denoting an audio or video system using a relatively high carrier frequency, which allows more bandwidth for the signal

jam band British & World English

A rock band that plays music characterized by long improvisational passages

jug band British & World English

A group of jazz, blues, or folk musicians using simple or improvised instruments such as jugs and washboards

pipe band British & World English

A band, especially a military one, consisting of bagpipe players, drummers, and a pipe major

rock band British & World English

A number of musicians who play rock music together

tri-band British & World English

(Of a mobile phone) having three frequencies, enabling it to be used in different regions (typically Europe and the US)

wind band British & World English

A group of musicians playing mainly woodwind instruments

Alice band British & World English

A flexible band worn by women and girls to hold back the hair

brass band British & World English

A group of musicians playing brass instruments and sometimes also percussion

dance band British & World English

A band that plays music suitable for dancing to, especially swing

one-man band British & World English

A street entertainer who plays many instruments at the same time

rubber band British & World English

A loop of rubber for holding things together

silver band British & World English

A brass band playing silver-plated instruments

steel band British & World English

A band that plays music on steel drums

Citizens' Band British & World English

A range of radio frequencies which are allocated for local communication by private individuals, especially by handheld or vehicle radio

concert band British & World English

Another term for military band.

gastric band British & World English

(In the surgical treatment of obesity) a silicone device placed around the upper section of the stomach, creating a small pouch above the band and thereby restricting the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten

military band British & World English

A group of musicians playing brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, typically while marching

mourning band British & World English

A strip of black crape or other material that is worn round a person’s sleeve or hat as a mark of respect for someone who has recently died

Band of Hope British & World English

A British organization promoting total abstinence from alcohol

conduction band British & World English

A delocalized band of energy levels in a crystalline solid which is partly filled with electrons. These electrons have great mobility and are responsible for electrical conductivity

frequency band British & World English

A range of frequencies in a spectrum between two limits, typically as used in radio or telecommunications

to beat the band British & World English

In such a way as to surpass all competition

tribute British & World English

Denoting or relating to a group or musician that performs the music of a more famous one and typically imitates them in appearance and style of performance

airband British & World English

A range of frequencies allocated for radio communications involving aircraft

band-aid in Band-Aid British & World English

A temporary solution, especially an unsatisfactory one

bandsaw British & World English

A saw consisting of an endless moving steel belt with a serrated edge

hatband British & World English

A decorative ribbon encircling a hat, held in position above the brim

pop group British & World English

A number of musicians and vocalists who perform pop music together

pop band in pop group British & World English

A number of musicians and vocalists who perform pop music together

bandmate British & World English

A fellow musician or singer in a band

bandpass British & World English

(Of a filter) transmitting only a set range of frequencies

hairband British & World English

A band for securing or tying back one’s hair


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