Meaning of “bandage” in the English Dictionary

"bandage" in British English

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bandagenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈbæn.dɪdʒ/ us /ˈbæn.dɪdʒ/

A2 US also gauze a long, narrow piece of cloth that is tied around an injury or a part of someone's body that has been hurt

US a Band-Aid


  • Ensure the wound is free from dirt before applying the bandage.
  • She removed the bandage to reveal a red swollen wound.
  • He wound a small bandage round her finger.
  • My ankle is rather weak, so I always put a bandage on it to support it when I play tennis.
  • He came out of the hospital swathed in bandages.

bandageverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbæn.dɪdʒ/ us /ˈbæn.dɪdʒ/

(Definition of “bandage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bandage" in American English

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bandagenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbæn·dɪdʒ/

a strip of cloth that is used to cover an injury on someone’s body to protect it

verb [ T ] us /ˈbæn·dɪdʒ/

They bandaged his wounds.

(Definition of “bandage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)