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(1)   A thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
(2)   An adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
(3)   A restraint put around something to hold it together
(4)   A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
(5)   A thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else
(6)   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"
(7)   A stripe or stripes of contrasting color
"Chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"
"The black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
(8)   A cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
(9)   A range of frequencies between two limits
(10)   An unofficial association of people or groups
"The smart set goes there"
"They were an angry lot"
(11)   Instrumentalists not including string players
(12)   A group of musicians playing popular music for dancing


(13)   Bind or tie together, as with a band


  1. A volume of a multi-volume set of books


  1. A shackle.
  2. An intimate bond to a person.


  1. Tape or ribbon.
  2. A ligament.
  3. A band or tie holding items together.
  4. A belt (conveyor belt, fan belt, etc.)
  5. A band of the spectrum.