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Band-Aid at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] Band-Aid, bandage, plaster, scissors//
1 trademark especially AmE a piece of thin material that is stuck to the skin to cover cuts and other small wounds: British Equivalent: plaster//
2 a Band-Aid solution to a problem is temporary and will not solve the problem - used to show disapproval: --This idea is criticized by some as a Band-Aid solution.//

band-aid at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » Band-Aid
Category: Image - :Sparadrap 4.jpg|thumb|Band-aid

Alternative forms

* bandaid
  • Band-Aid

    Etymology

    From the trademark Inter: term » Band-Aid, registered in 1924 by Johnson & Johnson. The sense "temporary solution" was first used in 1968 in Canada.

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • An adhesive bandage, a small piece of fabric or plastic that may be stuck to the skin in order to temporarily cover a small wound.
    1. A temporary or makeshift solution to a problem, created ad hoc (often used with a negative connotation of a lack of foresight)
    2. 1968, United Church Observer, n 15 (March), p 36:
    3. : It was another of those political band-aids patted over a minor sore.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: qualifier » small adhesive bandage: adhesive bandage, plaster (UK), sticking plaster (UK), Elastoplast (UK)

  • Inter: qualifier » makeshift solution: hack

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » adhesive bandage
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|創可貼|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|创可贴|tr=chuàngkětiē|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|邦迪|tr=bāngdí|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|OK繃|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|náplast|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|pleister
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|laastari
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pansement|m, Inter: t+ » fr|sparadrap|m
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Pflaster|n, Inter: t- » de|Heftpflaster|n
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|פלסטר|m|tr=plaster|sc=Hebr
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cerotto|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|バンドエイド|tr=bandoeido|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|밴드에이드|tr=baendeu-eideu|sc=Kore
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|plaster
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|plaster|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|penso|m, Inter: t+ » pt|band-aid|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|лейкопластырь|m|tr=lejkoplástyrʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|пластырь|m|tr=plástyrʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|фластер|m|alt=фла̏стер
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|flaster|m|alt=flȁster
    • Spanish: curita {{f}} Inter: qualifier » Latin America, parche curita Inter: qualifier » Chile, tirita {{f}}, apósito {{m}} Inter: qualifier » Spain, esparadrapo {{m}}
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|plåster|n


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » temporary or makeshift solution
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|paikkaus


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: qualifier » informal Inter: t+ » ru|заплатка|f|tr=zaplátka|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To apply an adhesive bandage.
    1. : As a school nurse, Pat was used to bandaiding lots of scraped knees and elbows.
    2. To apply a makeshift fix; to jury-rig.
    3. : Rather than fix the code, we just band-aided the problem by hiding the error message.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to apply an adhesive bandage

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|pleister plakken
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|laastaroida

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|plastre


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to apply a makeshift fix; to jury-rig
    • Russian: Inter: qualifier » informal Inter: t+ » ru|залатать|tr=|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » slang|computing Inter: t- » ru|пофиксить|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English genericized trademarks -
    Translation: da » band-aid
    Translation: et » band-aid
    Translation: io » band-aid
    Translation: pl » band-aid
    Translation: pt » band-aid
    Translation: ru » band-aid
    Translation: fi » band-aid
    Translation: sv » band-aid
    Translation: vi » band-aid
    Translation: zh » band-aid