band Definition

  • 1a thin strip of material worn around something to hold or fasten it
  • 2a group of musicians who play popular music together, often with a singer or singers
  • 3a range of frequencies or wavelengths in a spectrum

Using band: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "band" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need a band to keep my hair out of my face.

  • Example

    The band played their new song at the concert last night.

  • Example

    The radio station broadcasts on the FM band.

band Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for band

Idioms Using band

  • to unite with others for a common purpose


    The workers banded together to demand better working conditions.

  • one-man band

    a person who does many different jobs or tasks alone


    He's a one-man band, doing all the cooking, cleaning, and laundry himself.

  • strike up the band

    to start playing music


    When the bride and groom entered the reception, the DJ struck up the band.

Phrases with band

  • a small loop of rubber used for holding things together


    I used a rubber band to hold the papers together.

  • a ring worn by a married person, usually made of gold or silver


    He lost his wedding band while swimming in the ocean.

  • a musical group consisting of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones


    The brass band played at the parade.


Summary: band in Brief

The term 'band' [bænd] has multiple meanings. It can refer to a thin strip of material used to hold or fasten something, such as a rubber band. It can also refer to a group of musicians who play popular music together, such as a brass band. Additionally, it can refer to a range of frequencies or wavelengths in a spectrum, such as the FM band. Idioms include 'band together,' meaning to unite for a common purpose, and 'strike up the band,' meaning to start playing music.

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