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Band vs Muster - What's the difference?

band | muster |

As nouns the difference between band and muster

is that band is tape while muster is example.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) band (also bond), from (etyl) beand, .


(en noun)
  • A strip of material used for strengthening or coupling.
  • # A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together.
  • #* , chapter=10
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=The Jones man was looking at her hard. Now he reached into the hatch of his vest and fetched out a couple of cigars, everlasting big ones, with gilt bands on them.}}
  • # A narrow strip of cloth or other material on clothing, to bind, strengthen, or ornament it.
  • #* 1843 , (Thomas Hood), (The Song of the Shirt)
  • band and gusset and seam
  • # A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached.
  • # A belt or strap that is part of a machine.
  • (label) A strip of decoration.
  • # A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of colour, or of brickwork.
  • # In Gothic architecture, the moulding, or suite of mouldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
  • That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • to join in Hymen's bands
  • A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • (label) Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
  • (label) A part of the radio spectrum.
  • (label) A group of energy levels in a solid state material.
  • (obsolete) A bond.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • thy oath and band
  • (label) Pledge; security.
  • (Spenser)
  • A ring, such as a wedding ring (wedding band), or a ring put on a bird's leg to identify it.
  • Derived terms
    * bandless * elastic band * gum band * lacquer band * rubber band * smart band * wedding band


    (en verb)
  • To fasten with a band.
  • (ornithology) To fasten an identifying band around the leg of (a bird).
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) band, from (etyl) bande, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • 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).
  • * 1900 , L. Frank Baum , The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
  • "My third command to the Winged Monkeys," said Glinda, "shall be to carry you to your forest. Then, having used up the powers of the Golden Cap, I shall give it to the King of the Monkeys, that he and his band may thereafter be free for evermore."
  • (anthropology) A small group of people living in a simple society.
  • * 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • But in the meantime Robin Hood and his band lived quietly in Sherwood Forest, without showing their faces abroad, for Robin knew that it would not be wise for him to be seen in the neighborhood of Nottingham, those in authority being very wroth with him.
  • (Canada) A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.
  • Derived terms
    * band rotunda * bandstand * brass band * jug band * marching band
    * German (colloquial, "Denglish"):


    (en verb)
  • To group together for a common purpose; to confederate.
  • * Bible, Acts xxiii. 12
  • Certain of the Jews banded together.
    Derived terms
    * band together

    See also

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    (en noun)
  • Gathering.
  • # An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.
  • #* 1743 , Joseph Steele & Richard Addison, The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. :
  • She seems to hear the Repetition of his Mens Names with Admiration; and waits only to answer him with as false a Muster of Lovers.
  • #* Macaulay
  • Of the temporal grandees of the realm, and of their wives and daughters, the muster was great and splendid.
  • #* 1920 , Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia , Issue 13,
  • The figures from 1788 to 1825 inclusive, as already mentioned, are based on the musters taken in those years; those for subsequent years are based upon estimates made on the basis of Census results and the annual.
  • #
  • #* 1598 , William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 1 :
  • Come, let vs take a muster speedily: / Doomesday is neere; dye all, dye merrily.
  • #* 1663 , Samuel Pepys, Diary , 4 Jul 1663:
  • And after long being there, I 'light, and walked to the place where the King, Duke &c., did stand to see the horse and foot march by and discharge their guns, to show a French Marquisse (for whom this muster was caused) the goodness of our firemen
  • # The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.
  • #* Wyclif
  • The muster was thirty thousands of men.
  • #* Hooker
  • Ye publish the musters of your own bands, and proclaim them to amount of thousands.
  • # (Australia, New Zealand) A roundup of livestock for inspection, branding, drenching, shearing etc.
  • #* 2006 , John Gilfoyle, Bloody Jackaroos! , Boolarong Press:
  • McGuire took the two of them out to Kidman's Bore on the Sylvester River where about two dozen stockmen from different stations had gathered to tend the muster along the edge of the Simpson Desert.
  • Showing.
  • # (obsolete) Something shown for imitation; a pattern.
  • # (obsolete) An act of showing something; a display.
  • #* 1590 , Sir Philip Sidney, Arcadia , Book III:
  • Thus all things being condignely ordered, will an ill favoured impatiencie he waited, until the next morning he might make a muster of him selfe in the Iland [...].
  • #* 1647 , Beaumont and Fletcher, The Queen of Corinth , Act 2:
  • And when you find your women's favour fail, / 'Tis ten to one you'll know yourself, and seek me, / Upon a better muster of your manners.
  • # A collection of peafowl (an invented term rather than one used by zoologists).
  • Derived terms

    * pass muster * bangtail muster


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To show, exhibit.
  • To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like (especially of a military force); to come together as parts of a force or body.
  • To collect, call or assemble together, such as troops or a group for inspection, orders, display etc.
  • * 12 July 2012 , Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • With the help of some low-end boosting, Dinklage musters a decent amount of kid-appropriate menace—although he never does explain his gift for finding chunks of ice shaped like pirate ships—but Romano and Leary mainly sound bored, droning through their lines as if they’re simultaneously texting the contractors building the additions on their houses funded by their fat sequel paychecks.
  • (US) To enroll (into service).
  • Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * muster in * muster out * muster up


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