|1.||[ noun ] an unofficial association of people or groups|
|Synonyms:||circle lot set|
"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"
|Related terms:||social_group party conspiracy clique Four_Hundred car_pool jet_set horsy_set cohort|
|2.||[ noun ] (music) instrumentalists not including string players|
|Related terms:||musical_organization concert_band brass_band section|
|3.||[ noun ] a stripe of contrasting color|
"chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"
|Related terms:||stripe stretch_mark striate|
|4.||[ noun ] a strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material|
|Related terms:||adornment hatband cigar_band neckband garment|
|5.||[ noun ] (music) a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing|
|Related terms:||musical_organization big_band jazz_band steel_band rock_group|
|6.||[ verb ] bind or tie together, as with a band|
|7.||[ noun ] something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs|
|Related terms:||strip collar hoop sweatband girdle sweatband headband bellyband wristlet headstall armlet rubber_band strap collar garter watchband weeds wristband backband armband|
|8.||[ noun ] (electricity) a range of frequencies between two limits|
|Related terms:||channel range frequency_band|
|9.||[ noun ] a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)|
|Related terms:||strip ring|
|10.||[ noun ] jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger|
"she had rings on every finger" "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
|Related terms:||jewelry annulet engagement_ring signet_ring wedding_ring ringlet mourning_ring ring|
|11.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 23232|
|12.||[ verb ] attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify|
"ring birds" "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
|13.||[ noun ] put around something to hold it together|
|Related terms:||restraint withe ligature collet brake_band|