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noun [countable]     band pronunciation in American English
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  1. 2
    a group of people who do something together or who share a particular feature or interest
    band of:

    a band of warriors

    It’s one of the dwindling band of independent car-makers.

  2. 3
    a range of values, prices, ages, etc. in a system used for measuring or grouping people or things

    The ruble was trading within a band of 4,000 to 4,500 to the dollar.

  3. 4
    a flat narrow piece of cloth with the ends joined together to form a circle

    She wore a band around her hair.

    a hat band

    1. a.
      a narrow circular piece of rubber or metal, often placed around something to support it
  4. 5
    a line of something such as color or light

    The male bird has a brown band across its chest.

    1. a.
      a narrow area of rain that passes over a place

      We can expect another band of showers in the afternoon.

  5. 6
    literary a ring that you wear on your finger, especially a wedding ring
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