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(1):

(v. t.) A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.

(2):

(v. t.) In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.

(3):

(v. t.) That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.

(4):

(v. t.) A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.

(5):

(v. t.) Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.

(6):

(v. t.) A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.

(7):

(v. t.) A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.

(8):

(v. t.) A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.

(9):

(v. t.) A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals.

(10):

(v. t.) A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.

(11):

(v. t.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.

(12):

(v. t.) A belt or strap.

(13):

(v. t.) A bond

(14):

imp. of Bind.

(15):

(v. i.) To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.

(16):

(v. t.) Pledge; security.

(17):

(v. t.) To bandy; to drive away.

(18):

(v. t.) To bind or tie with a band.

(19):

(v. t.) To mark with a band.

(20):

(v. t.) To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Band'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/b/band.html. 1828.

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