band

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. strip, stripe, filament; brassard; belt, strap; group, crowd; orchestra, brass or military band.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A beltlike strip]
Syn. ribbon, belt, line, strip, tape, fillet, sash, twine, twist, riband, cingle, surcingle, girth, cincture, cinch, scarf, bandage, circuit, meridian, latitude, circle, ring, orbit, stripe, girdle, zodiac, zonule, circumference, border, cordon, zone, streak, thong, wristband, braid, ferrule, brace, strap, binding, hoop, waistband, cummerbund, obi, baldric, collar, hatband, headband; see also stripe .
2. [That which binds]
Syn. bond, tie, ligature, binding, binder, hoop, stay, truss, belt, shackle, cord, tendon, harness, cable, rope, link, chain, line, hawser, string, guy wire, guy, painter, strap, trace, thong, withe; see also sense 1, dressing 3 , rope , wire 1 .
3. [A company of people]
Syn. troop, group, collection, association; see gathering , troop .
4. [A group of musicians]
Syn. orchestra, company, ensemble, group, troupe, combo*.
Kinds of bands include: military, brass, street, skiffle, concert, parade, jazz, rock, electric, stage, dance, German, Dixieland, jug, swing*, sweet*. See Synonym Study at troop .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. group gang, association, company, assembly, mob, crush, throng, bunch, troop, posse, tribe, pack.
2. musical group ensemble, combo, trio, quartet, quintet, pentad, sextet, septet, octet, nonet, orchestra.
WORD FIND
advisor: manager
amateur band: garage band
bandstand, concave: band shell
books shows: agent, booking agent
circuit of shows: tour
confidence on stage: stage presence
effects, amplifier: echo, reverb, tremolo
fan of: *groupie
hit song or nonoriginal song performed by: cover
improvisational session: jam session
improvise or make up song on spot: jam
main act: headliner
mistake or muffed note: clam
nightclub entrance fee to pay for: cover charge
passage, individual instrumental: lick, riff
performing exceptionally well or in a groove: *cooking
playdate or job: gig
publicizes, promotes: publicist, promoter
road, set-up crew-member: *roadie
seating, unreserved audience: festival seating
session followed by break: set
singer, lead: frontman
skills, slang for musician’s: *chops
speakers: amplifiers, amps, PA system
subgroup of instruments: section
unrehearsed, impromptu performance: jam
3. strip swath, strap, tie, ribbon, sash, cord, fillet, thong.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To encircle with or as if with a band: begird, belt, cincture, compass, encompass, engirdle, gird, girdle, girt, ring1. Archaic: engird. See EDGE. II verb To assemble or join in a group: combine, gang up, league, unite. See COLLECT.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A long narrow piece, as of material: bandeau, fillet, strip2, stripe. See MATTER. 2. A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this: circle, circuit, disk, gyre, ring1, wheel. Archaic: orb. See GEOMETRY.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit: array, batch, bevy, body, bunch, bundle, clump, cluster, clutch2, collection, group, knot, lot, party, set2. See GROUP. 2. A group of people acting together in a shared activity: company, corps, party, troop, troupe. See PERFORMING ARTS. 3. An organized group of criminals, hoodlums, or wrongdoers: gang, pack, ring1. Informal: mob. See GROUP.

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