BAND, n.

1. A fillet; a cord; a tie; a chain; any narrow ligament with which a thing is bound, tied or fastened, or by which a number of things are confined together.

2. In architecture, any flat low member of molding, broad but not deep, called also fascia, face or plinth.

3. Figuratively, any chain; any means of restraint; that which draws or confines.

4. Means of union or connection between persons; as, Hymen's bands.

5. Any thing bound round or encircling another.

6. Something worn about the neck; as the bands of clergymen.

7. A company of soldiers; the body of men united under one flag or ensign. Also, indefinitely, a troop, a body of armed men.

2 Ki 6.

8. A company of persons united in any common design; as a band of brothers.

9. A slip of canvas, sewed across a sail to strengthen it.

The band of pensioners in England, is a company of 120 gentlemen, who receive a yearly allowance of f100st., for attending the king on solemn occasions.

The bands of a saddle are two pieces of iron nailed upon the bows, to hold them in their proper situation.

, v.i. To unite; to associate; to confederate for some common purpose. Acts 23.