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1‘she wore a scarlet band round her waist’
belt, sash, girdle, strap, tape, ring, hoop, loop, circlet, circle, cord, tie, string, thong, ribbon, fillet, strip
2‘grey socks with a dark red band around their tops’
stripe, strip, streak, line, bar, belt, swathe, vein, thread, flash
technical stria, striation, lane
1‘a band of robbers’
group, gang, mob, pack, troop, troupe, company, party, bevy, crew, body, working party, posse
team, side, selection, line-up, array
gathering, crowd, horde, throng, assembly, assemblage
association, society, club, circle, fellowship, partnership, guild, lodge, order, fraternity, confraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood, sorority, union, alliance, affiliation, institution, league, federation, clique, set, coterie
squad, corps, cadre, contingent, detachment, unit, detail, patrol, army, cohort
informal bunch, gaggle
2‘he plays the trumpet in a band’
pop group, ensemble, orchestra
1‘local people banded together to fight the company’
team up, join forces, pool resources, club together, get together, come together
collaborate, cooperate, work together, pull together
amalgamate, unite, form an alliance, form an association, combine, merge, affiliate, federate
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