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Band vs. Bend

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Bandnoun

A strip of material used for strengthening or coupling.

Bendverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.

‘If you bend the pipe too far, it will break.’; ‘Don’t bend your knees.’;

Bandnoun

A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together.

Bendverb

(intransitive) To become curved.

‘Look at the trees bending in the wind.’;

Bandnoun

A narrow strip of cloth or other material on clothing, to bind, strengthen, or ornament it.

Bendverb

(transitive) To cause to change direction.

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Bandnoun

A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached.

Bendverb

(intransitive) To change direction.

‘The road bends to the right’;

Bandnoun

A belt or strap that is part of a machine.

Bendverb

(intransitive) To be inclined; to direct itself.

Bandnoun

A long strip of material, color, etc, that is different from the surrounding area.

‘sandstone with bands of shale’;

Bendverb

To stoop.

‘He bent down to pick up the pieces.’;

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Bandnoun

(architecture) A strip of decoration.

Bendverb

(intransitive) To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

Bandnoun

A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of colour, or of brickwork.

Bendverb

(transitive) To force to submit.

‘They bent me to their will.’;

Bandnoun

In Gothic architecture, the moulding, or suite of mouldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.

Bendverb

(intransitive) To submit.

‘I am bending to my desire to eat junk food.’;

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Bandnoun

That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.

Bendverb

(transitive) To apply to a task or purpose.

‘He bent the company's resources to gaining market share.’;

Bandnoun

A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Bendverb

(intransitive) To apply oneself to a task or purpose.

‘He bent to the goal of gaining market share.’;

Bandnoun

(in the plural) Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.

Bendverb

(transitive) To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.

Bandnoun

(physics) A part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Bendverb

To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.

‘Bend the sail to the yard.’;

Bandnoun

(physics) A group of energy levels in a solid state material.

‘valence band;’; ‘conduction band’;

Bendverb

To smoothly change the pitch of a note.

‘You should bend the G slightly sharp in the next measure.’;

Bandnoun

(obsolete) A bond.

Bendverb

To swing the body when rowing.

Bandnoun

(obsolete) Pledge; security.

Bendnoun

A curve.

‘There's a sharp bend in the road ahead.’;

Bandnoun

A ring, such as a wedding ring (wedding band), or a ring put on a bird's leg to identify it.

Bendnoun

Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.

Bandnoun

(sciences) Any distinguishing line formed by chromatography, electrophoresis etc

Bendnoun

A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.

‘A diver who stays deep for too long must ascend very slowly in order to prevent the bends.’;

Bandnoun

(medicine) lang=en

Bendnoun

(heraldry) One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third.

Bandnoun

A wad of money totaling $10K, held together by a band; (by extension) money

Bendnoun

(obsolete) Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.

Bandnoun

A group of musicians who perform together as an ensemble, usually for a professional recording artist.

Bendnoun

In the leather trade, the best quality of sole leather; a butt; sometimes, half a butt cut lengthwise.

Bandnoun

A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music.

Bendnoun

(mining) Hard, indurated clay; bind.

Bandnoun

A marching band.

Bendnoun

The thickest and strongest planks in a ship's sides, more generally called wales, which have the beams, knees, and futtocks bolted to them.

Bandnoun

A group of people loosely united for a common purpose a band of thieves.

Bendnoun

The frames or ribs that form the ship's body from the keel to the top of the sides.

‘the midship bends’;

Bandnoun

(anthropology) A small group of people living in a simple society.

Bendnoun

(music) A glissando, or glide between one pitch and another.

Bandnoun

(Canada) A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.

Bendverb

To strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.

Bandverb

To fasten with a band.

Bendverb

To turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.

‘Towards Coventry bend we our course.’; ‘Bending her eyes . . . upon her parent.’;

Bandverb

To fasten an identifying band around the leg of (a bird).

Bendverb

To apply closely or with interest; to direct.

‘To bend his mind to any public business.’; ‘But when to mischief mortals bend their will.’;

Bandverb

(intransitive) To group together for a common purpose; to confederate.

Bendverb

To cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.

Bandnoun

A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.

‘Every one's bands were loosed.’;

Bendverb

To fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.

Bandnoun

A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.

Bendverb

To be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.

‘The green earth's endWhere the bowed welkin slow doth bend.’;

Bandnoun

That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.

Bendverb

To jut over; to overhang.

‘There is a cliff, whose high and bending headLooks fearfully in the confined deep.’;

Bandnoun

A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Bendverb

To be inclined; to be directed.

‘To whom our vows and wished bend.’;

Bandnoun

Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.

Bendverb

To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

‘While each to his great Father bends.’;

Bandnoun

A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.

Bendnoun

A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road.

Bandnoun

A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.

‘Troops of horsemen with his bands of foot.’;

Bendnoun

Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.

‘Farewell, poor swain; thou art not for my bend.’;

Bandnoun

A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals; as, a high school's marching band.

Bendnoun

A knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.

Bandnoun

A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the fruits of umbelliferous plants.

Bendnoun

The best quality of sole leather; a butt. See Butt.

Bandnoun

A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.

Bendnoun

Hard, indurated clay; bind.

Bandnoun

A belt or strap.

Bendnoun

same as caisson disease. Usually referred to as the bends.

Bandnoun

A bond.

Bendnoun

A band.

Bandnoun

Pledge; security.

Bendnoun

One of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. It crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.

Bandverb

To bind or tie with a band.

Bendnoun

a circular segment of a curve;

‘a bend in the road’; ‘a crook in the path’;

Bandverb

To mark with a band.

Bendnoun

movement that causes the formation of a curve

Bandverb

To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.

Bendnoun

curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

Bandverb

To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.

‘Certain of the Jews banded together.’;

Bendnoun

an angular or rounded shape made by folding;

‘a fold in the napkin’; ‘a crease in his trousers’; ‘a plication on her blouse’; ‘a flexure of the colon’; ‘a bend of his elbow’;

Bandverb

To bandy; to drive away.

Bendnoun

a town in central Oregon at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range

Band

imp. of Bind.

Bendnoun

diagonal line traversing a shield from the upper right corner to the lower left

Bandnoun

an unofficial association of people or groups;

‘the smart set goes there’; ‘they were an angry lot’;

Bendverb

form a curve;

‘The stick does not bend’;

Bandnoun

instrumentalists not including string players

Bendverb

change direction;

‘The road bends’;

Bandnoun

a stripe of contrasting color;

‘chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands’;

Bendverb

cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;

‘bend the rod’; ‘twist the dough into a braid’; ‘the strong man could turn an iron bar’;

Bandnoun

a strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material

Bendverb

bend one's back forward from the waist on down;

‘he crouched down’; ‘She bowed before the Queen’; ‘The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse’;

Bandnoun

a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing

Bendverb

turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest

Bandnoun

a range of frequencies between two limits

Bendverb

bend a joint;

‘flex your wrists’; ‘bend your knees’;

Bandnoun

something elongated that is worn around the body or one of the limbs

Bandnoun

jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger;

‘she had rings on every finger’; ‘he noted that she wore a wedding band’;

Bandnoun

a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

Bandnoun

a restraint put around something to hold it together

Bandverb

bind or tie together, as with a band

Bandverb

attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify;

‘ring birds’; ‘band the geese to observe their migratory patterns’;

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