Adjective "band" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A flat, thin strip or loop of material, used as a fastener, for reinforcement, or as decoration.
  1. 'Victoria settled the velvet band on her hair'
  2. 'Only a thin band wrapping around the back of my head, roughly at ear level, glows yellow.'
  3. 'He looked around and saw what he was looking for, a band of thin electrical wire.'
  4. 'Dizzying balconies hang from its upper floors, and the tower is exquisitely carved with decorative bands and inscriptions from the Koran.'
  5. 'There was an endemic at the school, and for a while all the girls were going in with their hair up in bands.'
  6. 'The bands - flat and wide or thin and round, with varying degrees of resistance - can be knotted and looped around furniture.'
  7. 'The decorative band of stonework around the hall has been restored and one of the final jobs will be the installation of a new flagpole on the balcony at the front of the building.'
  8. 'Wayne pointed the thin black band on his wrist at the wall.'
  9. 'She slipped thin bands of stretchy brown material onto Brenna's braids.'
  10. 'The bands come in thin, large and jumbo elastics to handle the finest strands to thick hair.'
  11. 'I asked him, shifting in my seat uncomfortably before playing with the paper band on my wrist.'
  12. 'He exhaled a sigh of contentment as he glanced at the gold band that encompassed the ring finger of his left hand.'
  13. 'Mr. Reubens twisted the simple band of gold once, twice, three times to the right upon his left fourth finger.'
  14. 'He twirled the gold band, Helen's wedding ring, around on the tip of his little finger, before sliding it down to the knuckle.'
  15. 'Sure enough, there on her ring finger was a gold band with a modest diamond mounted in the center.'
  16. 'The one approaching her was about nineteen or twenty, and she also had a gold band on her ring finger.'
  17. 'He slid the solid band of gold onto her finger, and then slipped her engagement ring back on her.'
  18. 'Angela looked over at Jacob and noticed the gold band on his finger.'
  19. 'What do we expect when we slip that band of gold on our finger?'
  20. 'A fat, hot, salty tear rolled slowly down her pale, colour ridden cheek as she played with the plain gold band upon her finger.'
  21. 'She wore no jewelry save the band of white gold on one of her fingers, a ring that once belonged to her mother.'
  22. 'look for a leg band on the osprey'
  23. 'All birds were banded with numbered aluminum leg bands and identified by sex and age (if possible).'
  24. 'Now, researchers are using stronger bands to track birds like these long-lived albatross.'
  25. 'Males also were banded with a unique combination of three colored plastic leg bands (total of four bands, two per leg).'
  26. 'Adult birds were caught in mist nets and marked with a unique combination of three colored leg bands and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service band.'
  27. 'All the birds in clinic have bands on their legs so when they are taken out of a flight room you can tell them apart.'
  28. 'Some plastic band loss occurred, and we treated birds with partial plastic bands as being of unknown identity when recaptured.'
  29. 'The numbers on the metal bands allowed us to identify individuals from distances up to 40 m.'
  30. 'We marked all birds with uniquely colored leg bands to permit individual identification.'
  31. 'Nestlings were initially given only metal bands and were banded with color rings if they then remained in the study population.'
  32. 'They were given permanent metal colored bands on the last nest-visit when the A nestling was 32 days old.'
  33. 'In the early years the wheels had iron bands, so it was a fairly jolty ride to school.'
  34. 'Much admired for his skill at carpentry, Tade made horses and donkeys carts and put bands on the wheels of carts.'
  35. 'I'm wearing clerical bands, which are a sign of my office'
  36. 'The early colonists named it the “Parson bird,” in allusion to the peculiar tufts of white feathers that adorn its throat, and their fancied resemblance to the clerical bands.'
A stripe, line, or elongated area of a different colour, texture, or composition from its surroundings.
  1. 'The courthouse is divided into three parallel bands or zones that extend down its long axis.'
  2. 'These are used by the two players to move the ball back and forth on the pitch, which is divided into 5 metre bands.'
  3. 'The main entrance to the complex is on St Andrew Square, set within a vertical band of glazed curtain walling that runs the full height of the building.'
  4. 'The cloud bands move at different speeds, and their irregularities may be due to either the different motions between them or to disturbances below the visible cloud layer.'
  5. 'He was wearing a dark top with a horizontal band across it.'
  6. 'Like all gobies it has two distinct dorsal fins, and a distinguishing feature of this species is that the front fin has a pale band at its top.'
  7. 'Using arrangements of thin intersecting bands he found he could create the illusion of a third or fourth colour.'
  8. 'They were a soft light blue, with intense dark lines reaching to the outer rims and aqua bands around her pupils.'
  9. 'The space is meticulously defined - divided into four horizontal bands; held taut by the emphatic vertical of a single cypress tree.'
  10. 'In fact, this band right you can see right along the Rio River, that's dumping about two to three inches of rain per hour.'
  11. 'the band of limestone continues north on the same contour'
  12. 'The volcano-sedimentary sequence is characterized by lava flows alternating with grey shales and occasional red chert bands.'
  13. 'A sandstone dyke-sill complex was intruded into a sequence of black mudstones and decimetre-thick bands of limestone.'
  14. 'The rock also comprises feldspar-rich bands aligned parallel to the main fabric.'
  15. 'The deformation bands found in sandstone dykes and sills are true cataclastic deformation bands.'
  16. 'The crystallized barite at this location occurs in several closely spaced bands of calcite-cemented septarian concretions.'
  17. 'There may also be one or two bands of ‘marker’, a mixture of substances of known molecular weight, to act as a guide to the apparent molecular weight of material in the other bands.'
  18. 'These secondary shear bands form only in strongly foliated rocks and deform fabrics developed earlier in the same deformation event.'
  19. 'The marble also contains thin bands and lenses of gneiss, often in boudinage structure.'
  20. 'Folding of a shear zone after its formation may explain systematic variations in the orientations of the main foliation, shear bands and mineral lineation.'
  21. 'Many of the gneisses in such areas were largely of mixed aspect, with bands of metamorphic rock interleaved with others of more granitic nature.'
A range of values or a specified category within a series (used especially in financial contexts)
  1. 'It is my understanding that work is going on to put the results within bands, rather than having the extremes of variability that have occurred.'
  2. 'Once your income exceeds this tax-free figure, a series of tax bands then comes into play.'
  3. 'Unless the currency's par value is changed suddenly, foreign exchange transactions are based on the existing par value and fluctuations within the specified bands.'
  4. 'Sheffield has decided to limit its support to needs falling within the first two bands, that is to say critical and substantial.'
  5. 'However the 2004 scheme will include increases to the size of priority category bands.'
  6. 'The city council asked late last year for new bands at the top and bottom ends of the scale, which would have seen the wealthy paying more and the poorest paying less.'
  7. 'Other examples of the bands within which zero premium collars are available are shown in the table, provided by AIB.'
  8. 'The question in any given case is whether a parental veto comes within the band of possible reasonable decisions and not whether it is right or mistaken.'
  9. 'None falls into the bottom band, and 53 are in the top band.'
  10. 'You must bid only within the price band and in multiples mentioned.'
  11. 'channels in the UHF band'
  12. 'UV-B is the band of lowest wavelength and highest energy that penetrates the ozone layer of the stratosphere.'
  13. 'Multiple images of a single field-of-view are captured in more than three wavelength bands in this range.'
  14. 'Possible applications may range from spectroscopy to wavelength generation in bands not easily accessible at present.'
  15. 'Commercial adoption is expected to accelerate after this summer, when new standards will be introduced to regulate radio frequency bands.'
  16. 'Short and long refer to the short and long wavelength bands, respectively.'
  17. 'An image is decomposed into a collection of sub-sampled spatial frequency bands, known as subbands.'
  18. 'The input light comprises a plurality of wavelength bands or optical channels of light, each of which are centered at a respective channel wavelength.'
  19. 'Numerous manufacturers offer products that meet these requirements in one or more frequency bands.'
  20. 'Still, to be truly useful, devices should operate at telecom wavelengths or across broader spectral bands.'
  21. 'Quantum dots can be designed to fluoresce in a wide range of wavelength bands.'
  22. 'That's one top prize for each of the three age bands in both categories.'
  23. 'All applicants to the school will take a test, with the children then divided into nine ability bands.'
  24. 'The top band is much closer to average earnings than it used to be.'
A thing that restrains, binds, or unites.
  1. 'Her powers swelled, thrashed, fighting the bands of black that imprisoned them, nowhere near as invincible as the Psirons had been.'
  2. 'In this context, the insistence we noted earlier on cutting the restraining bands upon the hands and feet of the deceased before interment has a clear significance.'
  3. 'I walked to the library slowly, as if shambling, for my heart is bound with iron bands like the faithful servant in that old tale.'


Provide or fit (an object) with something in the form of a strip or ring, for reinforcement or decoration.
  1. 'Across from him, there was a wooden door, banded with black iron.'
  2. 'the map shows where starlings banded in Holland were later recovered'
  3. 'In 16 adjacent territories, where nearly all birds were banded, 34 birds disappeared during 8 years.'
  4. 'Another possibility is that the bird had a genetic problem with its heart and it had heart failure from the stress of being banded.'
  5. 'When 14 days old, nestlings were banded and weighed to the nearest 0.05 g.'
  6. 'Most birds are color banded for individual identification, and blood samples have been collected for all banded birds since 1990.'
  7. 'Each bird was uniquely banded with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service numbered band and three anodized aluminum color bands.'
  8. 'All nestlings were banded, which enabled a study of recruitment to the breeding population.'
  9. 'If a bird was banded as a nestling, its age was known.'
  10. 'However, after previously unbanded birds were banded during nesting, the understanding of territory boundaries and number of territories never changed.'
  11. 'Nearly all of these birds were banded as chicks or juveniles at or near breeding colonies.'
  12. 'Sex of hatching-year birds and age of adults could not be determined, except when birds that had been banded as nestlings or juveniles later returned to the study area as adults.'
Mark (something) with a stripe or stripes of a different colour.
  1. 'banded agate'
  2. 'The legs are banded in cream and maroon, the spines on top of the body are orange at the base and green at the tip, and the general effect is like that of a delicately coloured butterfly.'
  3. 'The collection today has eight vases executed by the Baroviers in calcedonio glass, which imitates chalcedony, banded agate, and other semiprecious stones.'
Allocate to a range or category (used especially in financial contexts)
  1. 'However, the Liberal Democrat member said residents in York should brace themselves for higher bills when banding levels based on 1991 house prices are finally overhauled.'
  2. 'The qualifying weekly income figure will be different for a lower or higher banded property.'

More definitions

1. a company of persons or, sometimes, animals or things, joined, acting, or functioning together; aggregation; party; troop: a band of protesters.

2. Music. a group of instrumentalists playing music of a specialized type: rock band; calypso band; mariachi band. a musical group, usually employing brass, percussion, and often woodwind instruments, that plays especially for marching or open-air performances. big band. dance band.

3. a division of a nomadic tribe; a group of indivi

More examples(as adjective)

"members can be band."

"concessions can be band."

"comigratings can be band."

"bases can be band."


(band)Late Old English (in band (sense 4 of the noun)), from Old Norse, reinforced in late Middle English by Old French bande, of Germanic origin; related to bind.