Crossword clues for band
- A stripe of contrasting color
- A strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material
- A group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
- A range of frequencies between two limits
- Something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
- Sgt. Pepper's group
- Goodman group
- "___ of Angels": R. P. Warren tale
- Group with no strings attached
- "___ on the Run," McCartney album
- Kind of wagon or saw
- Players for Casey
- Group of musicians
- Word with saw or shell
- Half-time entertainers
- Severinsen's group
- Sergeant Pepper's group
- "And the ___ played on"
- Kind of stand or leader
- Tijuana Brass
- Music makers
- Hat or head follower
- Alexander's group
- Big ___ era
- Multitude of blue jays
- Alexander's men
- Half-time group
- Wedding feature, in two different senses
- Range of frequencies
- Boston or Chicago, e.g.
- Parade feature
- Wedding entertainers
- Group at school athletic events
- Wedding staple
- Singer's backup
- The Beatles, e.g.
- The Beatles or the Stones
- The Merry Men, e.g.
- Wedding reception staple
- Unadorned ring
- Halftime crew
- See 35-Across
- AM or FM specification
- Word after string or rubber
- Tour group?
- Posse, e.g.
- The Eagles or the Byrds
- Wedding expense
- The Rolling Stones or Smashing Pumpkins
- Put around something to hold it together
- An unofficial association of people or groups
- Instrumentalists not including string players
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Band \Band\ (b[a^]nd), n. [OE. band, bond, Icel. band; akin to G., Sw., & D. band, OHG. bant, Goth. bandi, Skr. bandha a binding, bandh to bind, for bhanda, bhandh, also to E. bend, bind. In sense 7, at least, it is fr. F. bande, from OHG. bant. [root]90. See Bind, v. t., and cf. Bend, Bond, 1st Bandy.]
A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.
Every one's bands were loosed.
--Acts xvi. 26.
A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie. ``To join in Hymen's bands.''
A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
pl. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it. ``Band and gusset and seam.''
A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.
Troops of horsemen with his bands of foot.
A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals; as, a high school's marching band.
(Bot.) A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.
(Zo["o]l.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.
(Mech.) A belt or strap.
A bond. [Obs.] ``Thy oath and band.''
Pledge; security. [Obs.]
Band saw, a saw in the form of an endless steel belt, with teeth on one edge, running over wheels.
big band, a band that is the size of an orchestra, usually playing mostly jazz or swing music. The big band typically features both ensemble and solo playing, sometimes has a lead singer, and is often located in a night club where the patrons may dance to its music. The big bands were popular from the late 1920's to the 1940's. Contrasted with combo, which has fewer players.
Band \Band\ (b[a^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banded; p. pr. & vb. n. Banding.]
To bind or tie with a band.
To mark with a band.
To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy. ``Banded against his throne.''
Banded architrave, Banded pier, Banded shaft, etc. (Arch.), an architrave, pier, shaft, etc., of which the regular profile is interrupted by blocks or projections crossing it at right angles.
Band \Band\, v. i. To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.
Certain of the Jews banded together.
--Acts xxiii. 12.
Band \Band\, v. t. To bandy; to drive away. [Obs.]
imp. of Bind. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"an organized group," late 15c., from Middle French bande, which is traceable to the Proto-Germanic root of band (n.1), probably via a band of cloth worn as a mark of identification by a group of soldiers or others (compare Gothic bandwa "a sign"). The extension to "group of musicians" is c.1660, originally musicians attached to a regiment of the army. To beat the band (1897) is to make enough noise to drown it out, hence to exceed everything.
1520s, "to bind or fasten;" also "to join in a company," from band (n.1) and (n.2) in various noun senses, and partly from French bander. The meaning "to affix an ID band to (a wild animal, etc.)" is attested from 1914. Related: Banded; banding.
"a flat strip," also "something that binds," a merger of two words, ultimately from the same source. In the sense "that by which someone or something is bound," it is attested from early 12c., from Old Norse band "thin strip that ties or constrains," from Proto-Germanic *bindan, from PIE *bendh- "to bind" (cognates: Gothic bandi "that which binds; Sanskrit bandhah "a tying, bandage," source of bandana; Middle Irish bainna "bracelet;" see bend (v.), bind (v.)). Most of the figurative senses of this word have passed into bond (n.), which originally was a phonetic variant of this band.\n
\nThe meaning "a flat strip" (late 14c.) is from Old French bande "strip, edge, side," via Old North French bende, from Old High German binda, from Proto-Germanic *bindan (see above). In Middle English, this was distinguished by the spelling bande, but since the loss of the final -e the words have fully merged. Meaning "broad stripe of color" is from late 15c.; the electronics sense of "range of frequencies or wavelengths" is from 1922. The Old North French form was retained in heraldic bend. Band saw is recorded from 1864.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A strip of material used for strengthening or coupling. 2 # A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together. vb. 1 To fasten with a band. 2 (context ornithology English) To fasten an identifying band around the leg of (a bird). Etymology 2
n. 1 A group of musicians who perform together as an ensemble. 2 A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music. 3 A marching band. 4 A group of people loosely united for a common purpose (qualifier: a band of thieves). 5 (context anthropology English) A small group of people living in a simple society. 6 (context Canada English) A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canad
(context intransitive English) To group together for a common purpose; to confederate.
v. bind or tie together, as with a band
attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns" [syn: ring]
instrumentalists not including string players
a range of frequencies between two limits
something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
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" [syn: ring]
a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) [syn: ring]
a restraint put around something to hold it together
Band or BAND may refer to:
Bánd is a village in Veszprém county, Hungary.
Band is a surname of German origin and may refer to:
- Albert Band (1924–2002), film director and producer
- Alex Band (born 1981), musician
- Charles Band (born 1951), film director, writer and producer
- David Louis Band (1957–2009), astronomer
- Doug Band (born 1972), aide and counselor
- George Band (1929-2011), British mountaineer
- Jonathon Band (born 1950), First Sea Lord
- Max Band (1901–1974), landscape artist
- Richard Band (born 1953), composer
BAND is a mobile community application that facilitates group communication. Created by Camp Mobile, the service is available on iOS, Android, and Desktop.
Users can create separate spaces for communicating with different groups depending on the purpose. Types of groups include existing circles such as friends, families, campus groups, teams, and clubs as well as interest-based groups, like hobbyists, gamers, and fans, which are also searchable within the app. BAND is a wildly popular social app in Korea whose number of monthly active user has surpassed that of Facebook in June, 2014 according to Nielson-Korean Click.
As of September, 2015, BAND surpassed 50 million downloads.
In mathematics, a band (also called idempotent semigroup) is a semigroup in which every element is idempotent (in other words equal to its own square). Bands were first studied and named by ; the lattice of varieties of bands was described independently in the early 1970s by Biryukov, Fennemore and Gerhard. Semilattices, left-zero bands, right-zero bands, rectangular bands, normal bands, left-regular bands, right-regular bands and regular bands, specific subclasses of bands which lie near the bottom of this lattice, are of particular interest and are briefly described below.
A rock band or pop band is a small musical ensemble which performs rock music, pop music or a related genre. The four-piece band is the most common configuration in rock and pop music. Before the development of the electronic keyboard, the configuration was typically two guitarists (a lead guitarist and a rhythm guitarist, with one of them singing lead vocals), a bassist, and a drummer (e.g. Avenged Sevenfold, KISS, Franz Ferdinand). Another common formation is a vocalist who does not play an instrument, electric guitarist, bass guitarist, and a drummer (e.g. The Who, The Monkees, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and U2). Instrumentally, these bands can be considered as trios.
The smallest ensemble that is commonly used in rock music is the trio format. Two-member rock and pop bands are relatively rare, because of the difficulty in providing all of the musical elements which are part of the rock or pop sound (vocals, chords, bass lines, and percussion or drumming). In a hard rock or blues-rock band, or heavy metal rock group, a "power trio" format is often used, which consists of an electric guitar player, an electric bass guitar player and a drummer, and typically one or more of these musicians also sing (sometimes all three members will sing, e.g. Bee Gees or Alkaline Trio). Some well-known power trios with the guitarist on lead vocals are The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Nirvana, The Jam, and ZZ Top.
Usage examples of "band".
Station 1 had a modest-sized accelerator ring grappled to it, like a gold band attached to a diamond.
Sachs dressed in the white Tyvek suit and accessorized with rubber bands around her feet.
His real mission, of course, is to convince some other band, somewhere else, that he is a genius acoustician who has developed the ultimate amplifier and that Doggone amps are the only amps that any hip band can possibly consider.
Separated bands of cousins went their diverging genetic ways, adapting to new challenges, discovering diverse techniques for living.
Data first met Darryl Adin and his band of mercenaries, who at that time had been operating outside the Federation.
Carnia were up in arms, that numerous bands of robbers had descended from the mountains of Ziccola and Agrapha, and had made their appearance on the other side of the gulf, they resolved to proceed by water to Prevesa, and having presented an order which they had received from Ali Pasha, for the use of his galliot, she was immediately fitted out to convey them.
The aisle windows have ogee gables above them with finials, and immediately above them a band of panelling running right across the exterior buttresses.
The largest of those was taller than Alayne, with iron bands girding its dark brown staves.
Lonely Hearts Club Band, they went for the ultimate reduction: The Beatles, an album title that, oddly enough, they had not used before.
White Album in 1968 and reflects the dissension and troubled atmosphere within the band at the time.
You must move your assemblage point, unaided by anyone, and align another great band of emanations.
In such an arrangement, bubbles that are close to the edges of the band miss altogether the emanations that are in the center of the band, which are shared only by bubbles that are aligned with the center.
As minister of Kirk Aller he was the metropolitan of the company, and as became a townsman he wore decent black with bands, and boasted a hat.
Cassidy was reminded of all the backstage fights he had been part of, back in the days when he still had a band: then the times when he was too fucked up on drugs to go out and play, when Jaime and Amad and the session men would haul him away from the mike and into the wings, demanding to know whether he had broken his vow to stay straight for this one gig.
All of half a mile in diameter was this shaft, and ringed regularly along its height by wide amethystine bands -- like rings of a hollow piston.