"bands" in the noun sense
1. set, circle, band, lot
an unofficial association of people or groups
"the smart set goes there"
"they were an angry lot"
instrumentalists not including string players
3. band, banding, stria, striation
a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
"chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"
"the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
4. band, banding, stripe
an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
5. dance band, band, dance orchestra
a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
a range of frequencies between two limits
a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
8. isthmus, band
a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
9. ring, band
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"
a driving belt in machinery
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. band, ring
a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
a restraint put around something to hold it together
"bands" in the verb sense
bind or tie together, as with a band
2. ring, band
attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
"band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
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