1. [ noun ] an unofficial association of people or groups
Synonyms: circle lot set

"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

Related terms: social_group party conspiracy clique Four_Hundred car_pool jet_set horsy_set cohort
2. [ noun ] (music) instrumentalists not including string players
Related terms: musical_organization concert_band brass_band section
3. [ noun ] a stripe of contrasting color
Synonyms: striation stria

"chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"

Related terms: stripe stretch_mark striate
4. [ noun ] a strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material
Synonyms: stripe banding
Related terms: adornment hatband cigar_band neckband garment
5. [ noun ] (music) a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
Synonyms: dance_orchestra dance_band
Related terms: musical_organization big_band jazz_band steel_band rock_group
6. [ verb ] bind or tie together, as with a band
Related terms: tie
7. [ noun ] something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
Related terms: strip collar hoop sweatband girdle sweatband headband bellyband wristlet headstall armlet rubber_band strap collar garter watchband weeds wristband backband armband
8. [ noun ] (electricity) a range of frequencies between two limits
Synonyms: waveband frequency_band
Related terms: channel range frequency_band
9. [ noun ] a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
Synonyms: ring
Related terms: strip ring
10. [ noun ] jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
Synonyms: ring

"she had rings on every finger" "he noted that she wore a wedding band"

Related terms: jewelry annulet engagement_ring signet_ring wedding_ring ringlet mourning_ring ring
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 23232
12. [ verb ] attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
Synonyms: ring

"ring birds" "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"

Related terms: attach
13. [ noun ] put around something to hold it together
Related terms: restraint withe ligature collet brake_band
Similar spelling:   bandy