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BAND, noun [See Bind and Bend.]
1. A fillet; a cord; a tie; a chain; any narrow ligament with which a thing is bound, tied or fastened, or by which a number of things are confined together.
2. In architecture, any flat low member of molding, broad but not deep, called also fascia, face or plinth.
3. Figuratively, any chain; any means of restraint; that which draws or confines.
4. Means of union or connection between persons; as, Hymen's bands.
5. Any thing bound round or encircling another.
6. Something worn about the neck; as the bands of clergymen.
7. A company of soldiers; the body of men united under one flag or ensign. Also, indefinitely, a troop, a body of armed men.
8. A company of persons united in any common design; as a band of brothers.
9. A slip of canvas, sewed across a sail to strengthen it.
The band of pensioners in England, is a company of 120 gentlemen, who receive a yearly allowance of f100st., for attending the king on solemn occasions.
The bands of a saddle are two pieces of iron nailed upon the bows, to hold them in their proper situation.
BAND, verb transitive To bind together; to bind over with a band
2. To unite in a troop, company or confederacy.
BAND, verb intransitive To unite; to associate; to confederate for some common purpose. Acts 23:12.
BAND'AGE, noun A fillet, roller, or swath, used in dressing and binding up wounds, restraining hemorrhages, and joining fractured and dislocated bones. Sometimes, the act or practice of applying bandages.
2. Something resembling a bandage; that which is bound over another
BANDAN'A, noun A species of silk handkerchief.
BAND'BOX, noun A slight paper box for bands, caps, bonnets, muffs, or other light articles.
BAND'ED, participle passive Bound with a band; united in a band.
BAND'ELET, noun Any little band or flat molding, as that which
crowns the Doric architrave.
BAND'ER, noun One that bands or associates with others.
BAND'ERET, noun [from band.] In Swisserland, a general in chief of military forces.
BAN'DIAN, noun The seed of a tree in China, which smells like anise seeds; used by the Chinese and Dutch to give their tea an aromatic taste.
BAND'IED, participle passive Beat or tossed to and fro; agitated; controverted without ceremony.
BAND'ING, participle present tense Binding with a band; uniting in a band or company.
BAN'DIT, noun plural BAN'DITS or BANDIT'TI, An outlaw; also in a general sense, a robber; a highwayman; a lawless or desperate fellow.
BAN'DLE, noun An Irish measure of two feet in length.
BAN'DOG, n, A large species of dog.
BANDOLEE'RS, noun A large leathern belt, thrown over the right shoulder, and hanging under the left arm; worn by ancient musketeers for sustaining their fire arms, and their musket charges, which being put into little wooden cases, and coated with leather, were hung, to the number of twelve, to each bandoleer.
BAN'DON, noun Disposal; license. [Not in use.]
BAN'DORE, noun A musical stringed instrument, like a lute.
1. A little flag or streamer, in form of a guidon, used to be hung on the masts of vessels.
2. The little fringed silk flag that hangs on a trumpet.
(1) of love (Hosea 11:4); (2) of Christ (Psalms 2:3); (3) uniting together Christ's body the church (Colossians 2:19; 3:14; Ephesians 4:3); (4) the emblem of the captivity of Israel (Ezekiel 34:27; Isaiah 28:22; 52:2); (5) of brotherhood (Ezekiel 37:15-28); (6) no bands to the wicked in their death (Psalms 73:4; Job 21:7; Psalms 10:6). Also denotes chains (Luke 8:29); companies of soldiers (Acts 21:31); a shepherd's staff, indicating the union between Judah and Israel (Zechariah 11:7).
BAND'STRING, noun A string appendant to a band.
BAND'Y, noun [Latin pando.] A club for striking a ball at play.
BAND'Y, verb transitive To beat to and fro, as a ball in play.
2. To exchange; to give and receive reciprocally; as, to bandy looks.
3. To agitate; to toss about, as from man to man.
Let not known truth be bandied in disputation.
BAND'Y, verb intransitive To contend, as at some game, in which strives to drive the ball his own way.
BAND'YING, participle present tense Beating, impelling or tossing from one to another; agitating in controversy without ceremony.
BAND'Y-LEG, noun [bandy and leg. See Bend.]
A crooked leg; a leg bending inward or outward.
BAND'Y-LEGGED, adjective Having crooked legs.