Definitions

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

  • noun Anatomy A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.
  • noun A broad and distinct band of color.
  • noun Architecture A flat horizontal band or member between moldings, especially in a classical entablature.
  • noun The shape or styling of the front or rear end of an automobile.
  • noun Chiefly British The dashboard of a motor vehicle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman antiquity, a band, sash, or fillet of various forms and uses, worn around the head, the waist, the feet and legs, etc.
  • noun Hence In architecture, any flat member or molding with but little projection, as the narrow horizontal bands or broad fillets into which the architraves of Ionic and Corinthian entablatures are divided (see cut under column); also, in brick buildings, the jutting of the bricks beyond the windows in the several stories except the highest.
  • noun In botany, an encircling or transverse band or ridge.
  • noun In music:
  • noun A tie or bind.
  • noun The sides of a fiddle.
  • noun In astronomy, a belt of the planet Jupiter. See belt, 3
  • noun .
  • noun In surgery, a bandage, roller, or ligature.
  • noun In anat.:
  • noun A sheet or layer of condensed connective tissue, forming a fibrous membrane resembling tendon or ligament, spread out in a layer, and investing, confining, supporting, and separating or uniting some muscle or any other special tissue, part, or organ of the body; also, such tissue in general; an aponeurosis (which see).
  • noun Some fillet-like arrangement of parts; a band: as, the fascia dentata, the dentate fascia of the brain, the serrated band of gray matter lying alongside of and beneath the fimbria.
  • noun In zoology, a bar, band, or belt of color on the skin or its appendages, as hair, feathers, or scales: chiefly an ornithological term applied to broad crosswise markings, as distinguished from longitudinal stripes or streaks.

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

  • noun A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
  • noun (Arch.) A flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. See Illust. of Column.
  • noun (Anat.) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A broad well-defined band of color.

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

  • noun A wide band of material covering the ends of roof rafters, sometimes supporting a gutter in steep-slope roofing, but typically it is a border or trim in low-slope roofing.
  • noun A face or front cover of an appliance, especially of a mobile phone.
  • noun A flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order.
  • noun A broad well-defined band of color.
  • noun A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
  • noun A sash worn by certain members of the Catholic and Anglican churches.
  • noun The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.
  • noun UK A dashboard.

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

  • noun instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls
  • noun a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc

Etymologies

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

[Latin, band.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin fascia ("a band, bandage, swathe"). Related to fascēs ("bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade projecting"), from Proto-Indo-European bʰasko- "band, bundle".

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