Pronunciation: (band'ād"),[key] Trademark.a brand of adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor abrasions and cuts.
—n. (often l.c.)Informal.a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution that does not satisfy the basic or long-range need: The proposed reform isn't thorough enough to be more than just a band-aid.
—adj. (often l.c.)Informal.serving as a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution: band-aid measures to solve a complex problem.