Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A narrow band for the hair.
  • noun A garment consisting of a band of fabric that covers the bust, sometimes having removable straps.
  • noun A usually strapless brassiere.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fillet worn round the head; a head-band; especially, a ribbon worn by girls and women above the forehead.
  • noun A horizontal band or ring forming a part of the headpiece of armor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A narrow band or fillet, as for the hair, part of a headdress, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A band for the hair.
  • noun medicine A band.
  • noun A brassiere, especially when narrow or strapless; a top made from a narrow band of fabric.

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

  • noun an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French bandel, diminutive of bande, band, strip; see band.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French bandeau, from Old French bandel, diminutive form of bande.

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