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

  • adjective Having bands or stripes of contrasting color or texture.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • United as in a band.
  • Bound or fastened with a band.
  • Having bands; crossed or encircled by a band or bands; specifically, in heraldry, encircled with a band, often of a different color from the sheaf or bundle which it surrounds: as, a bundle of lances proper, banded gules, or the like.
  • In mineralogy, the structure of a mineral made up of a series of layers, usually parallel and differing in color or texture, as onyx.

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

  • adjective Marked with bands of colour
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of band.

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

  • adjective identified with a band especially around a leg
  • adjective characterized by a band of especially white around the body
  • adjective marked with bands or strips of contrasting color or texture


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