• (physics) A group of energy levels in a solid state material.

    "valence band;  conduction band"

  • (chiefly US) A ring, such as a wedding ring (wedding band), or a ring put on a bird's leg to identify it.
  • A narrow strip of cloth or other material on clothing, to bind, strengthen, or ornament it.
  • A marching band.
  • (architecture) A strip of decoration.
  • (Canada) A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.
  • That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
  • (physics) A part of the radio spectrum.
  • (obsolete) Pledge; security.
  • A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together.
  • A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music.
  • A belt or strap that is part of a machine.
  • (anthropology) A small group of people living in a simple society.
  • In Gothic architecture, the moulding, or suite of mouldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
  • (in the plural) Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
  • (obsolete) A bond.
  • (sciences) Any distinguishing line formed by chromatography, electrophoresis etc
  • A strip of material used for strengthening or coupling.
  • A group of musicians who perform together as an ensemble.
  • A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached.
  • A group of people loosely united for a common purpose (a band of thieves).
  • A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of colour, or of brickwork.
  • A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.


  • (ornithology) To fasten an identifying band around the leg of (a bird).
  • To fasten with a band.
  • (intransitive) To group together for a common purpose; to confederate.

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