• Bandages
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bandage dress by covering or binding "The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle","bandage an incision"
    • v bandage wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
    • n bandage a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Bandage for the head Bandage for the head

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during W.W.I
    • Bandage A fillet or strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds, etc.
    • Bandage Something resembling a bandage; that which is bound over or round something to cover, strengthen, or compress it; a ligature. "Zeal too had a place among the rest, with a bandage over her eyes."
    • v. t Bandage To bind, dress, or cover, with a bandage; as, to bandage the eyes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Barbers at one time combined shaving and haircutting with bloodletting and pulling teeth. The white stripes on a field of red that spiral down a barber pole represent the bandages used in the bloodletting.
    • n bandage A strip, band, or swathe of cotton cloth, or other soft woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds, stopping hemorrhages, joining fractured and dislocated bones, etc.
    • n bandage A band or ligature in general; that which is bound over something else.
    • n bandage In architecture, an iron ring or a chain bound around the springing of a dome, the circumference of a tower, or some similar part of a building, to tie it together.
    • bandage To bind up or dress, as a wound, a fractured limb, etc., with a roller or bandage; cover with a bandage for the purpose of binding or concealing: as, to bandage the eyes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Canada it's illegal to pay for a 50 cent item with only pennies, to publicly remove bandages, and for clear or non-dark sodas to contain caffeine.
    • n Bandage a strip or swathe of cloth used by surgeons to keep a part of the body at rest, to apply pressure, or to retain dressings or apparatus in position—the two chief varieties, the roller and the triangular handkerchief bandage: a piece of cloth used to blindfold the eyes
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  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    “Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bandage, fr. bande,. See Band
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. bande—O. Fr. bande, of Teut. origin; cf. A.S. bindan; Ger. binde, a band, Eng. Bind.


In literature:

M. M. Warm bath, cold bath, bandage of emplastrum de minio put on tight, so as to compress the part.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Permit, at least, that we make some manner of bandage till it be possible to find the Doctor Sahib.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
I wouldn't have had them see me with my feet bandaged up like they were for anything.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
In bandaging a part there is always danger of applying the bandage too tightly, especially if the parts swell under the bandage.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Bough dismounted and caught her by the wrist and dragged her up with his bandaged right hand.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It was in the top of his head, and his fingers touched a bandage.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
He poured in the iodine, and put the bandage round in the best manner possible.
"Attack" by Edward G. D. Liveing
He stopped opposite an undersized boy in a Lancashire regiment who had a bandage round his head and a nose blue with cold.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
While Brucco unlocked it and threw the bolts, a sober-faced eight-year-old with a bandaged leg limped up.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
A very simple and practical bandage can be made at home at almost no cost, either in time or money.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
The bandage may be applied unfolded or folded into a narrow strip, called cravat bandage.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
With deft fingers she removed the sodden bandage, through which the blood was slowly oozing.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Bandage head and ankle.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The meal was almost over, when Tonet came in, with a huge bandage around his hand.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
But no bones were broken and Peter bandaged it skillfully.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
Clodomiro, go you for a bandage, and fetch wine to take dust out of the throat!
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Stan picked a roll of bandage out of the kit and looked at it intently.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
The latter he cut up into a bandage.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
That's not a bad bandage.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Have you some arnica, Barbara, and some linen that I can use for a bandage?
"The Girl from Arizona" by Nina Rhoades

In poetry:

Tie a bandage over his eyes,
And at his feet
Let rifles drearily patter
Their death-prayers of defeat.
"A Rebel" by John Gould Fletcher
I bandaged the shoulder again, and while bandaging it
I was somewhat slow; because it did not hurt,
and I liked to look at the blood. That
blood was a part of my love.
"The Bandaged Shoulder" by Constantine P Cavafy
Permit him both to probe and lance thy sore —
Permit his word to harrow-up thy mind —
Permit him wine and oil, thereon, to pour,
And with the bandage of repentance bind.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
How can one bandage serve for gashes twain?
How on two masters wait a single swain?
Would not one gardener tend two groves in vain?
For he must graft the saplings one by one.
"Without Thee What Are Song And Dance To Me?" by Sayat Nova
The ladies took the hint, and all day were scraping lint,
As became their softer genders;
And got bandages and beds for the limbs and for the heads
Of the city's brave defenders.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Then I passed it to Nye,
Who repassed it to me.
And we bandaged each eye
Of that Billson--ez we
Softly dropped that coin in his coat pocket, ez the hull crowd
around us could see.
"The Thought-Reader Of Angels" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

When a female officer patted down the woman, she found bloodied bandage material under the passenger's breasts .
Dallas Cowboys football player Josh Brent , center, with a bandaged hand, leaves with unknown persons after a memorial service for practice squad member Jerry Brown at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, in Dallas.
Bandaged like the Mummy throughout the film, Francis remains the eternal optimist, hoping to reconnect and perhaps experience a spiritual awakening with his brothers.
A pat-down revealed blood-stained bandage material.
Dallas Cowboys football player Josh Brent, center, with a bandaged hand, leaves with unknown persons after a memorial service for practice squad member Jerry Brown at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, in Dallas .
An ice pack, held in place by an elastic bandage, hugged the sprained right ankle that got him out of school early on Monday -- a day of X-rays, junk food and significant pampering from Dad.
Australian man played for more than five days, had to bandage hands to keep them from cramping up.
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions unveiled its brand new line of "Ecopia" truck tires and Bandag "FuelTech" retread solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) this week.
More than 3,000 people died last year in extremist attacks here, but images of the bandaged, unconscious teenager prompted a national debate about the corrosive impact of Talibanization.
In this April 10,1912 photo made available by the Library of Congress, Harold Bride, surviving wireless operator of the Titanic, with feet bandaged, is carried up the ramp of a ship.
Kleinman cobbled together the Individual First Aid Kits out of simple items used by combat medics in Iraq and Afghanistan: an emergency bandage pioneered by the Israeli army.
Two days later, however, bandaged and sore, he sat down with leaders of local street gangs and helped negotiate a deal to end the wave of violence then sweeping the northeast San Fernando Valley.
Dallas Cowboys football player Josh Brent, center, with a bandaged hand, leaves with unknown persons after a memorial service for practice squad member Jerry Brown at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, in Dallas.
To demonstrate his new liquid bandage, Jerry Chesson twists the lid off a brown bottle and pours a few drops into a cup of water, then dips a Q-tip into the mix and draws out a long trail of goo.
Doug Lesmerises Holley Mangold , with her bandaged right wrist, after finishing 10th the super heavyweight weightlifting at the Olympics on Sunday.