band2 /band/


I. noun

1. a group of people who have a common interest or purpose or who share a common feature

a band of eminent British researchers.
[Anthropology] a subgroup of a tribe.

Philip was born a Shushwap Indian, part of the Little Shushwap band.
3. a small group of musicians and vocalists who play pop, jazz, or rock music

the band’s last two albums
a local band.
4. a group of musicians who play brass, wind, or percussion instruments

a military band.
(N. Amer.) a herd or flock

moving bands of caribou.
II. verb [no obj.]

1. (of people or organizations) form a group to achieve a mutual objective

local people banded together to fight the company.
– origin late Middle English: from Old French bande, of Germanic origin; related to banner.

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