Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strip of material such as gauze used to protect, immobilize, compress, or support a wound or injured body part.
  • transitive v. To apply a bandage to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A strip of gauze or similar material used to protect or support a wound or injury.
  • n. A strip of cloth bound round the head and eyes as a blindfold.
  • v. To apply a bandage to something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fillet or strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds, etc.
  • n. Something resembling a bandage; that which is bound over or round something to cover, strengthen, or compress it; a ligature.
  • transitive v. To bind, dress, or cover, with a bandage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A strip, band, or swathe of cotton cloth, or other soft woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds, stopping hemorrhages, joining fractured and dislocated bones, etc.
  • n. A band or ligature in general; that which is bound over something else.
  • n. In architecture, an iron ring or a chain bound around the springing of a dome, the circumference of a tower, or some similar part of a building, to tie it together.
  • To bind up or dress, as a wound, a fractured limb, etc., with a roller or bandage; cover with a bandage for the purpose of binding or concealing: as, to bandage the eyes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
  • v. dress by covering or binding
  • v. wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

Etymologies

French, from Old French bande, band, strip; see band1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from French bandage. (Wiktionary)

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