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band  

  ( bands    plural & 3rd person present)   ( banding    present participle)   ( banded    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count-coll   A band is a small group of musicians who play popular music such as jazz, rock, or pop.  
He was a drummer in a rock band..., Local bands provide music for dancing.     
    one-man band  
2       n-count-coll   A band is a group of musicians who play brass and percussion instruments.  
Bands played German marches.     
    brass band  
3       n-count-coll   A bandof people is a group of people who have joined together because they share an interest or belief.  
with supp  
Bands of government soldiers, rebels and just plain criminals have been roaming some neighborhoods., ...a small but growing band of Japanese companies taking their first steps into American publishing.     
4       n-count   A band is a flat, narrow strip of cloth which you wear round your head or wrists, or which forms part of a piece of clothing.  
Almost all hospitals use a wrist-band of some kind with your name and details on it.     
    armband  
    hatband  
    waistband  
5       n-count   A band is a strip of something such as colour, light, land, or cloth which contrasts with the areas on either side of it.  
with supp  
...bands of natural vegetation between strips of crops..., A band of light glowed in the space between floor and door.     
6       n-count   A band is a strip or loop of metal or other strong material which strengthens something, or which holds several things together.  
Surgeons placed a metal band around the knee cap to help it knit back together., ...a strong band of flat muscle tissue.     
    elastic band  
    rubber band  
7       n-count   A band is a range of numbers or values within a system of measurement.  
usu with supp  
...a new tax band of 20p in the pound on the first £2,000 of taxable income.     
    waveband  
8   
    wedding band   band together      phrasal verb   If people band together, they meet and act as a group in order to try and achieve something.  
Women banded together to protect each other...      V P  


Band-Aid        ( Band-Aids    plural  ) , band-aid  
1       n-var   A Band-Aid is a small piece of sticky tape that you use to cover small cuts or wounds on your body.  
  (mainly AM)   ®   
in BRIT, use plaster     
2       adj   If you refer to a Band-Aid solution to a problem, you mean that you disapprove of it because you think that it will only be effective for a short period.  
ADJ n     (disapproval)    (=cosmetic)  
We need long-term solutions, not short-term Band-Aid ones.     
big band        ( big bands    plural  ) A big band is a large group of musicians who play jazz or dance music. Big bands were especially popular from the 1930s to the 1950s.      n-count  
boy band        ( boy bands    plural  ) A boy band is a band consisting of young men who sing pop music and dance. Boy bands are especially popular with teenage girls.      n-count  
brass band        ( brass bands    plural  ) A brass band is a band that is made up of brass and percussion instruments.      n-count  
Citizens' Band     
Citizens' Band is a range of radio frequencies which the general public is allowed to use to send messages to each other. It is used especially by truck drivers and other drivers who use radio sets in their vehicles. The abbreviation CB is often used.      n-proper   oft N n  
...citizens' band radios.     
elastic band        ( elastic bands    plural  ) An elastic band is a thin circle of very stretchy rubber that you can put around things in order to hold them together.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count   (=rubber band)  
in AM, use rubber band     
girl band        ( girl bands    plural  ) A girl band is a band consisting of young women who sing pop music and dance.      n-count  
marching band        ( marching bands    plural  ) A marching band is a group of musicians who play music as they march along the street or march as part of a ceremony.      n-count  
one-man band        ( one-man bands    plural  ) Aone-man band is a street entertainer who wears and plays a lot of different instruments at the same time.      n-count  
rubber band        ( rubber bands    plural  ) A rubber band is a thin circle of very elastic rubber. You put it around things such as papers in order to keep them together.      n-count   (=elastic band)  
steel band        ( steel bands    plural  ) A steel band is a band of people who play music on special metal drums. Steel bands started in the West Indies.      n-count  
wedding band        ( wedding bands    plural  ) A wedding band is the same as a wedding ring.      n-count  
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