Definition of band verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    band

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bænd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bænd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they band
    BrE BrE//bænd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bænd//
     
    he / she / it bands
    BrE BrE//bændz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bændz//
     
    past simple banded
    BrE BrE//ˈbændɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪd//
     
    past participle banded
    BrE BrE//ˈbændɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪd//
     
    -ing form banding
    BrE BrE//ˈbændɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪŋ//
     
     
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    with colour/material
  1. 1[usually passive] to put a band of a different colour or material around something be banded (+ adj.) Many insects are banded black and yellow.
  2. put into range
  3. 2[usually passive] (British English) to organize something into bands of price, income, etc. be banded Tax is banded according to income.
  4. Word Originverb late Old English (in the sense of something that restrains), from Old Norse, reinforced in late Middle English by Old French bande, of Germanic origin; related to bind. Phrasal Verbsband together
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