Bandanna

Bandanna
Bandanna Ban*dan"na, Bandana Ban*dan"a, n. [Hind. b[=a]ndhn[=u] a mode of dyeing in which the cloth is tied in different places so as to prevent the parts tied from receiving the dye. Cf. {Band}, n.] 1. A species of silk or cotton handkerchief, having a uniformly dyed ground, usually of red or blue, with white or yellow figures of a circular, lozenge, or other simple form; -- it is often used as a neckerchief. The term is also used for any large and brightly colored handkerchief. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. Hence: Any scarf worn on the neck or head, usually of large size. [PJC]

3. A style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed of a uniform red or dark color, by discharging portions of the color by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure. --Ure. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bandanna — UK [bænˈdænə] / US [ˌbænˈdænə] or bandana UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bandanna : singular bandanna plural bandannas a piece of coloured cloth worn around your head or neck …   English dictionary

  • bandanna — [n] colorful scarf handkerchief, kerchief, neckerchief, silk; concept 450 …   New thesaurus

  • bandanna — ► NOUN ▪ a large coloured handkerchief or neckerchief. ORIGIN Hindi …   English terms dictionary

  • bandanna — or bandana [ban dan′ə] n. [Hindi bāndhnū, a method of dyeing < Sans bándhana , tying (so named because the cloth is tied to prevent certain parts from receiving the dye) < IE * bhendh , BIND] a large, colored handkerchief, usually with a… …   English World dictionary

  • bandanna — [[t]bændæ̱nə[/t]] bandannas also bandana N COUNT A bandanna is a brightly coloured piece of cloth which is worn around a person s neck or head. He was wearing a bright yellow T shirt and a bandanna around his neck …   English dictionary

  • bandanna — noun (C) a large brightly coloured piece of cloth you wear around your head or neck: hair tied up in a scarlet bandanna …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bandanna (opera) — Bandanna is an English language opera in a prologue and two acts by Daron Hagen, first performed by the The University of Texas at Austin opera theater in Austin, February 25, 1999. The libretto is by Irish poet Paul Muldoon. The story of the… …   Wikipedia

  • bandanna — or bandana noun Etymology: Hindi bāṅdhnū & Urdu bāndhnū tie dyeing, cloth so dyed, ultimately from Sanskrit badhnāti he ties more at bind Date: 1741 a large often colorfully patterned handkerchief …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bandanna — bandannaed /ban dan euhd/, adj. /ban dan euh/, n. 1. a large, printed handkerchief, typically one with white spots or figures on a red or blue background. 2. any large scarf for the neck or head. Also, bandana. [1745 55; earlier bandanno (second… …   Universalium

  • bandanna — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. handkerchief, neckerchief, kerchief …   English dictionary for students

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”