Bandy is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand bandy (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use bandy in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of bandy, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of bandy, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - discuss lightly
EXAMPLES - Bandy in a Sentence
- They bandy this term "deserves" around a lot on this show. (source)
- The name "bandy" is sometimes applied also to shinney or shinty and in (source)
- He's a little bandy-legged bless him but I'm sure they'll straighten out. (source)
- Obviously he thought the bandy, legged little runner handler could do no wrong. (source)
- This bandy-legged, sawed-off little rat racer is awfully interesting in its own right. (source)
- Here they have "bandy" matches, ski-ing, and tobogganing, as well as other winter games. (source)
- They can bandy terrorism and ratchet up the threat levels but the American people want change. (source)
- We should bandy like banshees with Ban Ki-Moon to banjax this banefulness, before we go bananas. (source)
- The pro-coal folks bandy this notion around a lot as a way for us to burn our coal and have it, too. (source)
- Injusteis a word fortunately that I know in French and I am determined to bandy it about to good effect. (source)
- Golf and hockey are also played, and "bandy" -- _i. e._, hockey on the ice -- is a favourite winter sport. (source)
- He back-pedaled through the opening faster than Jon-Tom would have believed those bandy legs could carry him. (source)
- Though low and bandy-legged like all his kind, the otter made up for his slight stride with inexhaustible energy. (source)
- Few really understood the history; preferring instead, to bandy about myths or cite articles from dubious sources. (source)
- Staggering bandy-legged down the boulevard he noticed a beautiful courtesan smoking on the balcony of a sumptuous pleasure house. (source)
- "bandy" as it is called in England has been modified in this country by substituting a flat piece of rubber weighing a pound called a (source)
- They can dress it up with all the green ribbons they like, they can bandy around the word "smart" every sentence, but socialism it is. (source)
- I don't have a dog in the hunt and not sure where I stand but I would have to say you bandy about the term "corruption" a bit too broadly. (source)
- But ... there's no point in continuing to bandy words: you preclude every possibility of communication by your refusal to consider the Word. (source)
- As politicos bandy about the issue of banning bisphenol A (BPA), the hard-plastic additive that's been linked to a host of health problems, several companies ... (source)
- Finally, even the most optimistic figures scientists bandy about are based explicitly on converting biomass into charcoal and energy in the places where it is grown. (source)
- All were attacking Obama's response, including Scheinkopf, and all were allowing the Moonie Times "reporter" to bandy about the word "appeasement" improperly defined. (source)
- Our current crop of Republicans seems determined to gyp much of the population of health insurance because of some crazy idea of socialism they continue to bandy about. (source)
- But when people bandy about experience as some great qualification, any of has to concede that HRC has more direct experience with the presidency than any other candidate. (source)
- Although you opine "nor would I endorse the extreme relativism your comments imply", all the notions you bandy about are relative to the worldview (value systems) in which they are embedded. (source)
- Waterboarding is incredibly painful and everyone who has it done to them says it is excruciating, but you little twits want to bandy words and parse clauses like this is just some parlour game. (source)
- For instance, Prof. Heckman calculated that the Michigan program produced a 16-cent return on every dollar spent -- not even remotely close to the $10 return that Mr. Obama and his fellow advocates bandy about. (source)
- Highlanders called him, Gow Chrom, that is, the bandy-legged smith --- fought well, and contributed greatly to the fate of the battle, without knowing which side he fought on; --- so, ` ` To fight for your own hand, like (source)
- If blacks were given the right to vote, that would "place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored Negro in the country upon an equality with the poor white man." (source)
- Conservatives (Republicans) lost so badly in the past two national election cycles that they are generally considered irrelevant in today's political climate, yet they continue to bandy about the very ideas that got them handed their heads. (source)
- There is a kind of exercise that they have among them much like that which boys call bandy in English. 135 Likewise, they have the exercise of football. 136 In this they only use the foot forcibly to carry the ball from the one to the other. (source)
- The green question is especially vexing as both sides bandy scientific studies involving so many variables that the Natural Resources Defense Council considers the issue a wash when it comes to disposables in a landfill versus reusables in the laundry. (source)
- Highlanders called him, _Gow Chrom, _ that is, the bandy-legged smith -- fought well, and contributed greatly to the fate of the battle, without knowing which side he fought on; -- so, "To fight for your own hand, like Henry Wynd," passed into a proverb. (source)
- Because while it's quite popular to bandy about vague "rein in spending" slogans out on the hustings, and while it's a real crowd-pleaser to vow to "take on Washington spending" and all of that, these ideas become a lot less popular when the specifics are spelled out. (source)
- Wynd -- or, as the Highlanders called him, _Gow Chrom_, that is, the bandy-legged smith -- fought well, and contributed greatly to the fate of the battle, without knowing which side he fought on; -- so, 'To fight for your ain hand, like Henry Wynd,' passed into a proverb. " (source)
- Isn't funny how the Greens like to bandy about quoting things the Lib Dems have said and done, but when the Lib Dems point out things the Green Party candidate said 5 years ago, they seem to think that it is irrelevent to the ongoing campaign and nothing to do with the Green Party itself. (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And from an Ethiopian point of view, you look at the Islamic courts, you hear them bandy the word "jihad" about, and all of a sudden you realize that you have an ideological threat that's facing you that's very concerning, and I think that's helping to fuel the problem right now. (source)
- White Mason was a quiet, comfortable - looking person in a loose tweed suit, with a clean-shaved, ruddy face, a stoutish body, and powerful bandy legs adorned with gaiters, looking like a small farmer, a retired gamekeeper, or anything upon earth except a very favourable specimen of the provincial criminal officer. (source)
- The better class of surfer, one of Trey's buddies, out for a week of catching waves, yes, but never a local full-season hard-core dude like this one -- barefoot, broad-shouldered, bandy-legged, tattoos on the small of his back and another between his shoulder blades, with the name CODY, all the tattoos visible through his torn shirt. (source)
- As to his remark about his deserts, it was also not unnatural if you consider that he stood beside the dead body of his father, and that there is no doubt that he had that very day so far forgotten his filial duty as to bandy words with him, and even, according to the little girl whose evidence is so important, to raise his hand as if to strike him. (source)
- They were coming in from all parts of the Red Sands, and beyond, from as far as the Black Sands below Khiva, and Zarafshan and the Bokhara border - Uzbeks with their flat yellow faces and scalp-locks, lean, swarthy Tajiks and slit-eyed Mongols, terrible-looking folk with their long swords and bandy legs - until there must have been close on five thousand riders in that valley alone. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 50.0, which suggests that "bandy" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 10 synonyms for bandy.
banter, barter, carriage, cart, discuss, exchange, spar, swap, toss, trade
We have 0 antonyms for bandy.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of bandy from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To toss or throw back and forth.
- (verb-transitive) To hit (a ball, for example) back and forth.
- (verb-transitive) To give and receive (words, for example); exchange: The old friends bandied compliments when they met.
- (verb-transitive) To discuss in a casual or frivolous manner: bandy an idea about.
- (adjective) Bowed or bent in an outward curve: bandy legs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.
- (verb) To use or pass about casually.
- (verb) To throw or strike reciprocally, like balls in sports.
- (adjective) Bowlegged, or bending outward at the knees; as in bandy legged.
- (noun) A winter sport played on ice, from which ice hockey has developed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by bullocks.
- (noun) A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.
- (noun) The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball.
- (verb-transitive) To beat to and fro, as a ball in playing at bandy.
- (verb-transitive) To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To throw or strike to and fro, or from side to side, as a ball in play.
- (None) To toss aside; drive or send off.
- (None) To toss about, as from man to man; pass from one to another, or back and forth.
- (None) To give and take; exchange, especially contentiously: as, to bandy compliments; to bandy words, reproaches, etc.
- (None) To discuss; debate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) discuss lightly
- (adjective) have legs that curve outward at the knees
- (verb) exchange blows
- (verb) toss or strike a ball back and forth