band

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band is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
band

Plural
bands

  1. (countable) A band is a group of people working together.
    Those in the army who fought closely together in the war were called a band of brothers.
  2. (music), (countable) A band is a group of people who play different instruments together. It can be of any size.
    The band played loud music.
  3. (countable) A band is piece of material, often metal, with the shape of a circle.
    A band was placed around the box to prevent it from breaking open.
  4. (countable) A band is a simple ring for the finger.
    The man gave his wife a band of gold at the wedding.
a rock music band
a silver band


Verb[change]

Plain form
band

Third-person singular
bands

Past tense
banded

Past participle
banded

Present participle
banding

  1. To band together is to get together in a group.
    The friends banded together in school.