Band

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German bant.

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Band n (genitive Bandes or Bands, plural Bänder or Bande)

  1. tape, ribbon
  2. (anatomy) A ligament
  3. band or tie holding items together
  4. belt (conveyor belt, fan belt, etc.)
  5. band of the spectrum
  6. (figuratively, pl. Bande) intimate bond to a person
  7. (figuratively, pl. Bande) dependence, social bond
  8. (poetic, pl. Bande) shackle
Usage notes[edit]
  • The normal plural is Bänder.
  • The plural Bande is used in the figurative sense of “bond” and in the poetic meaning “shackles” (for which usually Fessel). In early modern German, the two plurals were widely interchangeable.
Declension[edit]
Plural Bänder
Plural Bande
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German bant.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Bd. (abbreviation)

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Noun[edit]

Band m (genitive Bandes or Bands, plural Bände)

  1. A volume of a multi-volume set of books
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Etymology 3[edit]

From English band.

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Noun[edit]

Band f (genitive Band, plural Bands)

  1. A modern music band.
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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Band n (plural Bänner)

  1. ribbon, band
  2. tape, band (e.g. magnetic tape)
  3. (anatomy) ligament
  4. hoop (on a barrel)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Band f (plural Banten)

  1. band (musical group)
  2. band, gang (e.g. of thieves)
  3. crowd, group
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Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Band m (plural Bänn)

  1. volume (one of a set of books)