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Dictionary definition for: Band

1. (n) an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

2. (v) bind or tie together, as with a band

3. (n) instrumentalists not including string players

4. (v) attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds" "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"

5. (n) a stripe of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"

6. (n) a strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material

7. (n) a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing

8. (n) a range of frequencies between two limits

9. (n) something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs

10. (n) 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"

11. (n) a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

12. (n) a restraint put around something to hold it together

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