What does the word band mean?

Usage examples for band

  1. " I'd rather have you with me than the whole of the band. – The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum
  2. With each journey a wide band of wheat went down. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  3. It was the passing through the jungle of a band of great apes- he could not mistake that. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs