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Meaning of “band” in the English Dictionary

"band" in British English

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bandnoun

uk   us   /bænd/
  • band noun (MUSICIANS)

A1 [C, + sing/pl verb] a ​group of ​musicians who ​playmodernmusic together: a ​jazz/​rock band The Beatles were ​probably the most ​famous band in the ​world.boy/girl band a ​group of ​young men or women who ​performpopularsongs together and ​dance as a ​group: He made his ​name in the 90s ​boy band Boyzone, before going on to a ​highlysuccessfulsolocareer.

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  • band noun (STRIP)

C2 [C] a ​thin, ​flatpiece of ​cloth, elastic, ​metal, or other ​material put around something to ​fasten it or make it ​stronger, or a ​long, ​narrowpiece of ​colour, ​light, etc. that is different from what ​surrounds it: a ​wrist band a ​redsilk band A ​narrow band of ​grassseparated the ​greenhouse from the ​vegetablegarden.
(Definition of band from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"band" in American English

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bandnoun [C]

 us   /bænd/
  • band noun [C] (MUSICIANS)

a ​group of ​musicians who ​playmusic together, esp. ​popularmusic: a ​jazz/​rock band a ​marching/​military band
  • band noun [C] (GROUP)

a ​group of ​people who have ​joined together for a ​specialpurpose, or a ​group of ​animals: a band of ​outlaws
  • band noun [C] (STRIP)

a ​thin, ​flatstrip of a ​material put around something to ​fasten or ​strengthen it, or a ​strip of ​color, ​light, etc., that is different from ​itssurroundingarea: The ​silver band from his ​wristwatchleft a ​greenring over his ​wrist.
(Definition of band from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"band" in Business English

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bandnoun [C]

uk   us   /bænd/
a ​range of ​values or ​amounts within ​fixed upper and ​lowerlimits: Most of our ​employees are within the ​lower age band. The ​government would like to widen the 20p tax band to ​include the ​majority of ​taxpayers. What salary band are you on?
(Definition of band from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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