Band

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See also: band, bånd, bánd, and *band

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Band.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Band (plural Bands)

  1. A surname, from German​.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Band is the 33894th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 671 individuals. Band is most common among White (86.14%) individuals.

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German bant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bant/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ant

Noun[edit]

Band n (strong, genitive Bandes or Bands, plural Bänder or (figurative or poetic) Bande, diminutive Bändchen n or Bändlein n)

  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) intimate bond to a person [plural: Bande]
  7. (figuratively) dependence, social bond [plural: Bande]
  8. (poetic) shackle [plural: Bande]
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 is used). In early modern German, the two plurals were widely interchangeable.
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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 (strong, genitive Bandes or Bands, plural Bände, diminutive Bändchen n)

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

Borrowed from English band.

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Noun[edit]

Band f (genitive Band, plural Bands)

  1. a modern music band
    Synonym: Musikgruppe
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Etymology 4[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Band m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Bands or (with an article) Band, feminine genitive Band, plural Bands)

  1. A surname​.
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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably either borrowed from German Band, or inherited from Old High German bant.

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Band f (plural Banten)

  1. band (musical group)
    Synonym: Museksgrupp
  2. band, gang (e.g. of thieves)
  3. crowd, group

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Band m (plural Bänn)

  1. volume (one of a set of books)

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare German band, Dutch band, English band.

Noun[edit]

Band n (plural Benner)

  1. band
  2. ribbon
  3. hinge
  4. bandage
  5. ligature

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English bond.

Noun[edit]

Band n (plural Benner)

  1. bond
  2. certificate of indebtedness

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian Bánd.

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Band m

  1. A commune of Mureș, Romania
  2. A village in Band, Mureș, Romania