- 1 1.1 (ribbon)(— of leather)(— for hat)(— around barrel)(— around crate)Example sentences1.2 (stripe)
Example sentences1.3 (on magnetic disk)
- Looking at the side of the fan reveals a thin band of conductive material encircling the fan surround and connecting to the power cord.
- Around my forehead was a thin blood red band of velvet material.
- She slipped thin bands of stretchy brown material onto Brenna's braids.
(on record)1.4 (Mining)Example sentences
- The cloud bands move at different speeds, and their irregularities may be due to either the different motions between them or to disturbances below the visible cloud layer.
- In usual Smart style, a contrasting band of colour surrounds the side doors.
- The blue line intersecting the orange band of the 401 in the lower left indicates the ravine and the site of the crash.
- These dates are only applicable to stage boundaries and no dates are available for marine bands and coals used to correlate sections at sub-stage level.
- The volcano-sedimentary sequence is characterized by lava flows alternating with grey shales and occasional red chert bands.
- What you see are just the edges of dykes and sills - narrow bands of rock where the stuff has poured into cracks in the surrounding rock and solidified.
- 2 2.1 (waveband) 2.2 (range, category)(British English)Example sentences
- The possible values of energy are found to lie within a series of bands.
- Unless the currency's par value is changed suddenly, foreign exchange transactions are based on the existing par value and fluctuations within the specified bands.
- It is also important to note that whereas women save more than men within specific income bands, women earn less than men, and therefore save less.
- 3 3.1 (Mech) 3.2 (ring — on finger)(— on bird)also: wedding bandExample sentences
- After the vows are said, the Orthodox groom places a plain gold band on the ring finger of his bride's right hand.
- He twirled the gold band, Helen's wedding ring, around on the tip of his little finger, before sliding it down to the knuckle.
- A band of gold seals the wedding vows, and fifty years later the metal valorizes the most exalted anniversary of married bliss.
also: cigar bandExample sentences
- We placed a metal band on one leg of each bird and a unique pair of colored bands on the other.
- The numbers on the metal bands allowed us to identify individuals from distances up to 40 m.
- We marked all birds with uniquely colored leg bands to permit individual identification.
- Much admired for his skill at carpentry, Tade made horses and donkeys carts and put bands on the wheels of carts.
- Spool the band around the axle, place the racer on the floor and get ready for a speedy trip when you release the rear wheels.
- Start with a pulley or elastic resistance band set at shoulder height.
- 1.1 (edge) (usually passive)(hem/rim)banded with blue1.2 (fasten) (usually passive) her hair was banded with a ribbonribeteado de azulllevaba el pelo sujeto or recogido con una cintaExample sentences1.3
- The outer edges of these Audi floor mats are coil-stitched and are not banded to provide endurance.
- Across from him, there was a wooden door, banded with black iron.
- Nearly all of these birds were banded as chicks or juveniles at or near breeding colonies.
- Most birds are color banded for individual identification, and blood samples have been collected for all banded birds since 1990.
- All birds were banded with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aluminum band, and all adults were marked with unique combinations of colored leg bands for individual identification.
- Subtly impressive was the beautifully banded agate Mughal fly whisk handle, tipped with a garnet on an amber collar and inset with emeralds.
- These are delicate, feathery to fuzzy-looking fingers and differ from the more stalactitic and concentrically banded forms that probably result from a different process.
- The CD also contains a photo gallery of 54 ornamental fishes, especially the attractive and colourful varieties like Scarlet banded barb and Rosy barb.
- 1 (group)Example sentences
- The band was divided into ten small groups, each covering a certain area of the city.
- The whole of the Sikh army had been divided into bands, which were headed by a leader who was known as Jathedar.
- The band was finally forced to surrender only 30 miles short of reaching safety in Canada.
- 2 (Music)also: jazz bandgrupo (masculine) or conjunto (masculine) de jazzalso: rock bandgrupo (masculine) or banda (feminine) de rockalso: military bandto beat the band (American English)banda (feminine) or (in Chile also) orfeón (masculine) militarhacer algo hasta más no poderExample sentences
- Meanwhile, the band are touring Britain on a heavy promotional tour.
- Over the course of the last decade they have established themselves as one of the best live bands in the country.
- In a photo from 1955, she is seen onstage around the time she made her first recordings with a local band.
- Whether they are Pipes & Drums or Brass & Reed bands, the musicians are there to support this grand event.
- They have already lost the two leading musical instruments in the band.
- Sibelius Instruments is a unique, interactive encyclopedia of instruments, bands, orchestras and ensembles.
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