[ noun ] an unofficial association of people or groups
"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
A band of robbers enters a railroad_station , overpowers and ties_up the telegraph_operator , holds_up the train and escapes .
As a finale is appended a close-up of one of the band taking_aim and firing his revolver straight at the audience .(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Figures seemed to crouch in the surrounding dark ; in the distance he saw a band of men who seemed to advance and retreat even as he watched .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
His being and His will - Stevie could not divide God from his Papa - illumined every parish face , turned the choir into a band of angels , and the pulpit into the tollgate to Heaven .(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
But while the two men are riding into the country , where they are going to dinner , they are attacked in the dark of the forest by a band of thieves , who strip them of everything , including most of their clothes .
[ noun ] (music) instrumentalists not including string players
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
Such fascinating novelties in the score as the fugual treatment of `` On_the_Side_of_the_Angels '' and `` Politics_and_Poker '' were handled splendidly , and I thought Rudy_Bond and his band of tuneful ward-heelers made `` Little_Tin_Box '' even better than it was done by the New_York cast ; all the words of its clever lyrics came_through with perfect clarity .(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
Carrying it to the living_room , she imagined the picture she made : tall and roundly slim , a_bit sophisticated in her yellow sheath , with a graceful swingy walk that she had learned as a twirler with the school band .
[ noun ] a stripe of contrasting color
"chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"
Used in print(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
An infrared_spectrum , obtained by H._A._Benesi and R._G._Snyder of this laboratory , showed bands in the positions found by Jones .(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
The unstained strips were then marked , using the stained ones as a guide , and cut transversely so as to separate the various protein bands .
[ noun ] a strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material
Used in print(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
Painters left less and less of a vase in a plain dark color ; instead they divided the surface into many bands or covered it by all-over patterns into which freehand drawing began to creep .
Wavy lines , feather like patterns , rosettes of indefinitely floral nature , birds either singly or in stylized rows , animals in solemn frieze bands ( see Plates 11 - 12 ) - all these turned_up in the more developed fabrics as preliminary signs that the potters were broadening their gaze .
[ noun ] (music) a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
This features the marching songs of several nations , recorded as though the various national bands were marching by your reviewing_stand .
[ verb ] bind or tie together, as with a band
Used in print(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)
The door of the lockup was of oak planks and banded with strap iron .
[ noun ] something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
Used in print(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
His eyes had the same dreadful rigid stare as Dr._Grimesby_Roylott 's when he was found before his open safe wearing the speckled band .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 23232