- A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together.
- A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached.
- A group of musicians, especially (a) wind and percussion players, or (b) rock musicians.
- A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music; i.e. marching band.
- A group of people loosely united for a common purpose (a band of thieves).
- (physics) A part of radio spectrum.
- (physics) A group of energy levels in a solid state material. Valence band, conduction band.
- (Canadian English) A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.
- (intransitive) To group together for a common purpose.
- To fasten together with a band.
- (ornithology) To fasten an identifying band around (a bird's) leg.
- An ethnic group found along the Horn of Africa.
- The language of the afore mentioned people.
- (anthropology) Among North American Indians, a transvestite or transgendered person.
- 2005: Male have been documented in nearly 150 North American societies, while female berdache (females who take on the lifeways of males) appear in half as many groups. " Michael J Horswell, Decolonizing the Sodomite (University of Texas 2006, p. 20)
- having two sides
- involving both sides equally
- binding on both parties to an agreement
- having bilateral symmetry
- (anthropology) involving descent or ascent regardless of sex and side of the family
- witchcraft, sorcery, black magic
- A process that is mysterious or difficult to master
- Operating a hand card punch was something of a .
verb (braves, braving, braved)
- A native American warrior.
- To overcome one's initial fear(s).
adjective (braver, bravest)
- After braving tricks on the high-dive, he braved a jump off the first diving platform.
- Strong in the face of fear; courageous.
- 1987, "...he has been so , giving it all a dignity." " The Last Diary, Michael Grumley