A flat, thin strip or loop of material put around something, typically to hold it together or to decorate it
A group of people who have a common interest or purpose
A type of concertina used especially in South America
a band around her waist
a band of robbers
A microwave frequency band used for satellite communication and broadcasting, using frequencies of about 12 gigahertz for terrestrial reception and 14 gigahertz for transmission
An adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor wounds
A rehearsal for the orchestra of a musical, operatic production, etc.
In full band-tail pigeon. The band-tailed pigeon, Patagioenas fasciata.
A (local or amateur) rock group of a kind that typically performs in bars or other small venues.
A large group of musicians playing jazz or dance music
A band of glacier ice of a blue colour due to the relative absence of air bubbles.
A pop group composed of attractive young men whose music and image are designed to appeal primarily to a young teenage audience
The part of a bridle which passes across the horse’s forehead
A group of musicians who play traditional Australian folk music
Geology a stratum of coal.
Designating telecommunications and broadcasting systems capable of operating in or receiving either of two different frequency bands, specifically two of the microwave bands used for satellite communication.
A pop group composed of attractive young women, whose music and image are designed to appeal primarily to a young teenage audience
A stratum of bluish-grey flagstone.
Relating to or denoting an audio or video system using a relatively high carrier frequency, which allows more bandwidth for the signal
A rock band that plays music characterized by long improvisational passages
A group of jazz, blues, or folk musicians using simple or improvised instruments such as jugs and washboards
Originally: a band of leather, fabric, metal, etc., for carrying keys and keeping them together. Later chiefly: a band or strap holding the key for a locker at a swimming pool, sports centre, etc., typically worn round the wrist or ankle.
Of or relating to the middle of a band of frequencies, especially the middle of the audible range.
A continuous belt for the wheels of mill machinery.
A well-known jazz band, pop group, etc.
Telecommunications. A range of frequencies or digital signals outside the band usually used for message transmission, but carried on or associated with the transmission channel. Usually attributive.
A band, especially a military one, consisting of bagpipe players, drummers, and a pipe major
A band which performs in pubs, especially a local or amateur one playing blues or rock music.
A prisoner who enjoys special privileges; such a prisoner (originally more fully red-band man).
A band of canvas running across a sail and having holes or eyes through which reefpoints can be fastened.
(In a spinning mule) the band or belt by means of which drive is transmitted from a rim wheel to the spindles.
A touring musical group or band.
A number of musicians who play rock music together
A leather band passing over the rump of a horse to support the trace-chains.
A band that plays cover versions of popular songs
A subdivision of a band of North American Indians.
A band or layer (especially a band of frequencies or wavelengths) that forms part of a larger band.
(Of a mobile phone) having three frequencies, enabling it to be used in different regions (typically Europe and the US)
(Of a radio, or other device or activity involving broadcasting) having or using a wide band of frequencies or wavelengths
A group of musicians playing mainly woodwind instruments
A flexible band worn by women and girls to hold back the hair
Of a bird or other animal: having a tail marked with one or more bands or stripes.
A dark-coloured clayey stratum of iron ore occurring in the coal measures (especially in Scotland) and containing sufficient carbonaceous matter for smelting; iron ore of this kind; usually attributive, as black-band ore, etc.
A ligature or bandage used to stop bleeding.
A group of musicians playing brass instruments and sometimes also percussion
A band whose repertoire consists of versions of songs by other artists rather than original material
A band that plays music suitable for dancing, especially swing
A set of permissible energy levels (for an electron in a solid) forming a continuous range or containing no significant energy gaps.
A group of musicians playing chiefly brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments in a loosely traditional Bavarian style with a heavy and emphatic rhythm from the bass instrument, now often a sousaphone.