Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun band

13 senses of band

Sense 1
set, circle, band, lot -- (an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot")
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 2
band -- (instrumentalists not including string players)
       => musical organization, musical organisation, musical group -- (an organization of musicians who perform together)

Sense 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")
       => stripe, streak, bar -- (a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background; "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave")

Sense 4
band, banding, stripe -- (an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material)
       => adornment -- (a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness)

Sense 5
dance band, band, dance orchestra -- (a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing)
       => musical organization, musical organisation, musical group -- (an organization of musicians who perform together)

Sense 6
band -- (a range of frequencies between two limits)
       => range -- (a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection")

Sense 7
band -- (a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body))
       => strip, slip -- (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

Sense 8
isthmus, band -- (a cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure)
       => tissue -- (part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function)

Sense 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")
       => jewelry, jewellery -- (an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems))

Sense 10
band -- (a driving belt in machinery)
       => belt -- (endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys)

Sense 11
band -- (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)
       => strip, slip -- (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)
       => loop -- (anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself))

Sense 12
band, ring -- (a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration))
       => strip, slip -- (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

Sense 13
band -- (a restraint put around something to hold it together)
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb band

2 senses of band

Sense 1
band -- (bind or tie together, as with a band)
       => tie, bind -- (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair")

Sense 2
ring, band -- (attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

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