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18. band :

verb & noun :

1. a company of persons or, sometimes, animals or things, joined, acting or functioning together : aggregation : party : troop

2. a group of instrumentalists playing music of a specialized type

3. a musical group, usually employing brass, percussion, and often woodwind instruments, that plays esp. for marching or open-air performances

3. to unite in a troop, company or confederacy

usage :

  • a band of protesters

  • They banded together to oust the chairman.

  • It rained all day to beat the band.

  • a thin gold band on his finger

  • a band for connecting pulleys

  • the nuptial bands

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