1. A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together.
  2. A narrow strip of cloth or other material on clothing, to bind, strengthen, or ornament it.
  3. A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached.
  4. A belt or strap that is part of a machine.
  5. A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of colour, or of brickwork.
  6. In Gothic architecture, the moulding, or suite of mouldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
  7. That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
  8. A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  9. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
  10. A part of the radio spectrum.
  11. A group of energy levels in a solid state material.
    valence band; conduction band
  12. A bond.
  13. Pledge; security.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A group of musicians, especially (a) wind and percussion players, or (b) rock musicians.
  2. A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music; i.e. marching band.
  3. A group of people loosely united for a common purpose .
  4. A small group of people living in a simple society.
  5. A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.


  1. To fasten with a band.
  2. To fasten an identifying band around the leg of (a bird).

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To group together for a common purpose; to confederate.

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