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

    a band of outlaws

    a growing band of enthusiasts

    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 rouble was trading within a band of 4,000 to 4,500 to the pound.

    If I get this job, I’ll be moving into a higher tax band.

  3. 6
    a line of something such as colour 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.

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