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noun uk   us   /bænd/

band noun (MUSICIANS)

A1 [C, + sing/pl verb] a group of musicians who play modern music 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 perform popular songs together and dance as a group: He made his name in the 90s boy band Boyzone, before going on to a highly successful solo career.
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band noun (STRIP)

C2 [C] a thin, flat piece of cloth, elastic, metal, or other material put around something to fasten it or make it stronger, or a long, narrow piece of colour, light, etc. that is different from what surrounds it: a wrist band a red silk band A narrow band of grass separated the greenhouse from the vegetable garden.

band noun (RANGE)

[C] a particular range of values, numbers, etc.: The scheme is devised for young people in the 15–20 age band.

band noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of people who share the same interests or beliefs, or who have joined together for a special purpose: The former president still has a small band of supporters.
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