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Another word for band

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Noun
  1. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit

      1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      2. To put into a specified state:
      3. To cause to begin an action:
      1. A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement:
      2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
      3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
      1. A large extent, amount, or number:
      2. Used adverbially to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”:
      3. A number of associated people or things:
      1. A compact intersection of interlaced material, such as cord, ribbon, or rope.
      2. A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way.
      3. A decorative bow of ribbon, fabric, or braid.
      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. The act or process of collecting.
      2. A group of objects or works to be seen, studied, or kept together.
      3. A line of products produced for one season, as those developed by a designer:
      1. To grasp and hold tightly:
      2. To seize; snatch:
      3. To attempt to grasp or seize:
      1. A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch:
      2. Two or more successive consonants in a word, as cl and st in the word cluster.
      3. A group of academic courses in a related area.
      1. A clustered mass; a lump:
      2. A thick grouping, as of trees or bushes.
      3. A heavy dull sound; a thud.
      1. A group of objects held together, as by tying or wrapping.
      2. Something wrapped or tied up for carrying; a package.
      3. A cluster or strand of closely bound muscle or nerve fibers.
      1. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
      2. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
      3. A group of people usually having a common interest or association:
      1. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
      2. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
      3. A corpse or carcass.
      1. A group of birds, especially quail.
      2. A group or assemblage:
      1. An amount produced at one baking:
      2. A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation:
      3. A group of persons or things:
      1. To set out for display or use; place in an orderly arrangement:
      2. To dress, especially in fine clothes; adorn.
      3. An orderly, often imposing arrangement:
    See also:

    group

  2. A group of people acting together in a shared activity

      1. A company or group of actors, dancers, or other performers.
      1. A group of soldiers.
      2. Military units; soldiers.
      3. A unit of cavalry, armored vehicles, or artillery in a European army, corresponding to a platoon in the US Army.
      1. A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement:
      2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
      3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
      1. A separate branch or department of the armed forces having a specialized function.
      2. A tactical unit of ground combat forces between a division and an army commanded by a lieutenant general and composed of two or more divisions and auxiliary service troops.
      3. A body of persons acting together or associated under common direction:
      1. A group of persons:
      2. One's companions or associates:
      3. A guest or guests:
  3. An organized group of criminals, hoodlums, or wrongdoers

      1. A large and often disorderly crowd.
      2. The mass of common people; the populace.
      3. A criminal organization, especially the Mafia operating in the United States.
      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. A collection of items tied up or wrapped; a bundle.
      2. A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
      3. The amount, as of food, that is processed and packaged at one time or in one season.
      1. A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.
      2. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
      3. A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis:
    See also:

    group

  4. A long narrow piece, as of material

      1. A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.
      2. A textile pattern of parallel bands or lines on a contrasting background.
      3. A fabric having such a pattern.
      1. To remove clothing or covering from:
      2. To remove or take off (clothing or covering):
      3. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from:
      1. A narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband.
      2. A strip or compact piece of boneless meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.
      3. A boneless strip of meat rolled and tied, as for roasting.
      1. A narrow band for the hair.
      2. A garment consisting of a band of fabric that covers the bust, sometimes having removable straps.
      3. A usually strapless brassiere.
    See also:

    matter

  5. A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this

      1. A sphere or spherical object.
      2. A celestial body, such as the sun or moon.
      3. The earth.
      1. A solid disk or a rigid circular ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around an axle passed through the center.
      2. The steering device on a vehicle.
      3. A potter's wheel.
      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. A circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current.
      2. To whirl.
      1. A thin, flat, circular object or plate.
      2. Something resembling such an object:
      3. The disk used in a disc brake.
      1. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
      2. The region enclosed by such a line.
      3. A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
      1. A plane curve everywhere equidistant from a given fixed point, the center.
      2. A planar region bounded by a circle.
      3. Something, such as a ring, shaped like such a plane curve.
    See also:

    geometry

Verb
  1. To assemble or join in a group

      1. To bring together so as to form a whole:
      2. To combine (people) in interest, attitude, or action:
      3. To join (a couple) in marriage.
      1. An association of states, organizations, or individuals for common action; an alliance.
      2. An association of teams or clubs that compete chiefly among themselves.
      3. A class or level of competition:
      1. (idiomatic) To join together, as a gang.
      1. To bring into a state of unity; make united:
      2. To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix.
      3. To have, exhibit, or involve in combination:
    See also:

    collect

  2. To encircle with or as if with a band

      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. To gird.
      2. To secure with a girth.
      3. To measure the girth of.
      1. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
      2. Something that encircles like a belt.
      3. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
      1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
      2. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
      3. To surround.
      1. To encircle or surround with or as if with a girdle.
      1. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
      2. To enclose; envelop:
      3. To have as part of something larger; include:
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. The act of encircling or encompassing.
      2. Something that encircles or surrounds.
      3. A belt or sash, especially one worn with an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a monk or nun.
      1. A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to support clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.
      2. Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.
      3. An encircling route.
      1. To encircle with or as if with a band.
    See also:

    edge

Another word for band

Noun
  1. A beltlike strip

      1. A band worn around the head.
      2. An ornamental strip at the top of a page or beginning of a chapter or paragraph.
      3. A cloth band attached to the top of the spine of a book.
      1. A band of ribbon or cloth worn on a hat just above the brim.
      1. The part of a garment that encircles the neck, especially when raised or folded.
      2. A tight-fitting necklace.
      3. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
      1. A belt, usually of ornamented leather, worn over a shoulder to support a sword or bugle.
      1. A wide sash fastened in the back with a large flat bow, worn by women in Japan as a part of the traditional dress.
      1. a broad waistband for wear with a tuxedo and other men's formal dress or as a woman's accessory
      1. A band of material encircling and fitting the waist of a garment, such as trousers or a skirt.
      1. A circular band of metal or wood put around a cask or barrel to bind the staves together.
      2. A large wooden, plastic, or metal ring, especially one used as a plaything or for trained animals to jump through.
      3. One of the lightweight circular supports for a hoop skirt.
      1. The action of one that binds:
      2. Something that binds or is used as a binder.
      3. The manner in which the pages of a book are joined and held together:
      1. A long narrow strip of pliant material such as leather.
      2. Such a strip equipped with a buckle or similar fastener for binding or securing objects.
      3. A thin flat metal or plastic band used for fastening or clamping objects together or into position.
      1. A device that holds or fastens two or more parts together or in place; a clamp.
      2. A device, such as a supporting beam in a building or a connecting wire or rope, that steadies or holds something else erect.
      3. Suspenders.
      1. A metal ring or cap placed around a pole or shaft for reinforcement or to prevent splitting.
      2. A bushing used to secure a pipe joint.
      1. To interweave three or more strands, strips, or lengths of in a diagonally overlapping pattern:
      2. To create (something) by such interweaving:
      3. To style (the hair) by such interweaving.
      1. A band, as on a long sleeve or a wristwatch, that encircles the wrist.
      1. A narrow strip, as of leather, used for binding or lashing.
      2. A whip of plaited leather or cord.
      3. A sandal held on the foot by a strip that fits between the first and second toes and is connected to a strap usually passing over the top or around the sides of the foot.
      1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
      2. An inherent, often contrasting quality:
      3. A ray or flash of light:
      1. An area or a region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
      2. A section of an area or territory established for a specific purpose, as a section of a city restricted to a particular type of building, enterprise, or activity:
      3. An area of a given radius within which a uniform rate is charged, as for transportation or shipping.
      1. A line of people, military posts, or ships stationed around an area to enclose or guard it:
      2. A rope, line, tape, or similar border stretched around an area, usually by the police, indicating that access is restricted.
      3. A cord or braid worn as a fastening or ornament.
      1. A part that forms the outer edge of something.
      2. A decorative strip around the edge of something, such as fabric.
      3. A strip of ground, as at the edge of a garden or walk, in which ornamental plants or shrubs are planted.
      1. the line bounding a circle, a rounded surface, or an area suggesting a circle
      2. the distance measured by this line
      1. A small zone, as of a ligament.
      1. A band of the celestial sphere extending about 8° to either side of the ecliptic that represents the path of the principal planets, the moon, and the sun.
      2. In astrology, this band divided into 12 equal parts called signs, each 30° wide, bearing the name of a constellation for which it was originally named but with which it no longer coincides owing to the precession of the equinoxes.
      3. A diagram or figure representing the zodiac.
      1. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
      2. Something that encircles like a belt.
      3. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
      1. A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.
      2. A textile pattern of parallel bands or lines on a contrasting background.
      3. A fabric having such a pattern.
      1. The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to their mutual gravitational attraction.
      2. One complete revolution of such a body.
      3. The path of a body in a field of force surrounding another body; for example, the movement of an atomic electron in relation to a nucleus.
      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. A plane curve everywhere equidistant from a given fixed point, the center.
      2. A planar region bounded by a circle.
      3. Something, such as a ring, shaped like such a plane curve.
      1. The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees along a meridian, as on a map or globe.
      2. A region of the earth considered in relation to its distance from the equator:
      3. The angular distance of a celestial body north or south of the ecliptic.
      1. An imaginary great circle on the earth's surface passing through the North and South geographic poles.
      2. Either half of such a great circle from pole to pole. All points on the same meridian have the same longitude.
      3. A great circle passing through the two poles of the celestial sphere and the zenith of a given observer.
      1. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
      2. The region enclosed by such a line.
      3. A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
      1. A strip of material such as gauze used to protect, immobilize, compress, or support a wound or injured body part.
      2. To apply a bandage to.
      1. A long piece of cloth worn about the head, neck, or shoulders.
      2. A decorative cloth for covering the top of a piece of furniture; a runner.
      3. A sash indicating military rank.
      1. A girth for a pack or saddle.
      2. An encircling cord, band, or belt.
      3. Something easy to accomplish.
      1. The act of encircling or encompassing.
      2. Something that encircles or surrounds.
      3. A belt or sash, especially one worn with an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a monk or nun.
      1. The distance around something; the circumference.
      2. Size; bulk:
      3. A strap encircling an animal's body in order to secure a load or saddle on its back; a cinch.
      1. A girth that binds a saddle, pack, or blanket to the body of a horse.
      2. The fastening belt on a clerical cassock; a cincture.
      1. A ribbon, especially one used as a decoration.
      1. To wind together (two or more threads, for example) so as to produce a single strand.
      2. To form in this manner:
      3. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
      1. To twist together (threads, for example); intertwine.
      2. To form by twisting, intertwining, or interlacing:
      3. To encircle or coil about:
      1. A band or ribbon worn about the waist as part of one's clothing or over the shoulder as a symbol of rank.
      2. To put a band or ribbon about (the waist).
      1. A narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband.
      2. A strip or compact piece of boneless meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.
      3. A boneless strip of meat rolled and tied, as for roasting.
      1. A continuous narrow, flexible strip of cloth, metal, paper, or plastic, such as adhesive tape, magnetic tape, or ticker tape.
      2. A narrow strip of strong woven fabric, as that used in sewing or bookbinding.
      3. A string stretched across the finish line of a racetrack to be broken by the winner.
      1. To remove clothing or covering from:
      2. To remove or take off (clothing or covering):
      3. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from:
      1. A geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction.
      2. A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
      3. A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
      1. A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to support clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.
      2. Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.
      3. An encircling route.
      1. A narrow strip or band of fabric, especially a fine fabric such as satin or velvet, finished at the edges and used for trimming, tying, or finishing.
      2. Something, such as a tape measure, that resembles a ribbon.
      3. A long thin strip:
    See also:

    stripe

  2. That which binds

      1. A tough supple twig, especially of willow, used for binding things together; a withy.
      1. A narrow strip, as of leather, used for binding or lashing.
      2. A whip of plaited leather or cord.
      3. A sandal held on the foot by a strip that fits between the first and second toes and is connected to a strap usually passing over the top or around the sides of the foot.
      1. A visible mark, such as a footprint, made or left by the passage of a person, animal, or thing.
      2. Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
      3. An extremely small amount or barely perceivable indication:
      1. A long narrow strip of pliant material such as leather.
      2. Such a strip equipped with a buckle or similar fastener for binding or securing objects.
      3. A thin flat metal or plastic band used for fastening or clamping objects together or into position.
      1. One who paints, either as an artist or worker.
      1. A rope, cord, or cable used to steady, guide, or secure something.
      2. To steady, guide, or secure with a rope, cord, or cable.
      1. A metal guy rope used to stabilize a tall structure (such as a radio mast).
      2. Alternative spelling of guy-wire.
      1. Material made of drawn-out, twisted fiber, used for fastening, tying, or lacing.
      2. A strand or cord of such material.
      3. A cord stretched on an instrument and struck, plucked, or bowed to produce tones.
      1. A cable or rope used in mooring or towing a ship.
      1. A geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction.
      2. A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
      3. A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
      1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
      2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
      3. Such a set of links measuring ten yards and attached to a pole at each end, moved up and down the field to indicate necessary yardage for gaining a first down.
      1. One of the rings or loops forming a chain.
      2. A unit in a connected series of units:
      3. A unit in a transportation or communications system.
      1. A flexible heavy cord of tightly intertwined hemp or other fiber.
      2. A string of items attached in one line, especially by twisting or braiding:
      3. A sticky glutinous formation of stringy matter in a liquid.
      1. A strong, large-diameter, heavy steel or fiber rope.
      2. Something that resembles such steel or fiber rope.
      3. A bound or sheathed group of mutually insulated conductors.
      1. The gear or tackle, other than a yoke, with which a draft animal pulls a vehicle or implement.
      2. Something resembling such gear or tackle, as the arrangement of straps used to hold a parachute to the body.
      3. A device that raises and lowers the warp threads on a loom.
      1. A band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
      1. A slender length of flexible material usually made of twisted strands or fibers and used to bind, tie, connect, or support.
      2. An insulated flexible electric wire fitted with a plug or plugs.
      3. A hangman's rope.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
      1. A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to support clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.
      2. Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.
      3. An encircling route.
      1. A supportive device, usually a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.
      2. A rigid framework, as of wooden beams or metal bars, designed to support a structure, such as a roof.
      3. An architectural bracket.
      1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
      2. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
      3. To linger or wait in order to do or experience something:
      1. A circular band of metal or wood put around a cask or barrel to bind the staves together.
      2. A large wooden, plastic, or metal ring, especially one used as a plaything or for trained animals to jump through.
      3. One of the lightweight circular supports for a hoop skirt.
      1. One that binds, especially a bookbinder.
      2. Something, such as a cord, used to bind.
      3. A notebook cover with rings or clamps for holding sheets of paper.
      1. The action of one that binds:
      2. Something that binds or is used as a binder.
      3. The manner in which the pages of a book are joined and held together:
      1. The act of tying or binding.
      2. A cord, wire, or bandage used for tying or binding.
      3. A thread, wire, or cord used in surgery to close vessels or tie off ducts.
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
      2. Confinement in prison; captivity.
      3. A uniting force or tie; a link:
  3. A company of people

      1. The act of associating or the state of being associated.
      2. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
      3. A mental connection or relation between thoughts, feelings, ideas, or sensations.
      1. The act or process of collecting.
      2. A group of objects or works to be seen, studied, or kept together.
      3. A line of products produced for one season, as those developed by a designer:
      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. A group of soldiers.
      2. Military units; soldiers.
      3. A unit of cavalry, armored vehicles, or artillery in a European army, corresponding to a platoon in the US Army.
  4. A group of musicians

      1. A small jazz band.
      2. The product or result of combining; a combination.
      1. A company or group of actors, dancers, or other performers.
      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. A coordinated outfit or costume.
      2. A coordinated set of furniture.
      3. A group of musicians, singers, dancers, or actors who perform together:
      1. A group of persons:
      2. One's companions or associates:
      3. A guest or guests:
      1. A large group of musicians who play together on various instruments, usually including strings, woodwinds, brass instruments, and percussion instruments.
      2. The instruments played by such a group.
      3. The area in a theater or concert hall where the musicians sit, immediately in front of and below the stage.
    See also:

    troop