a brand of adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center, used to cover minor abrasions and cuts.
(often lowercase) 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.
(often lowercase) Informal. serving as a makeshift, limited, or temporary aid or solution: band-aid measures to solve a complex problem.
trademark a gauze surgical dressing backed by adhesive tape
(sometimes not capitals) (informal) somethinɡ that provides a temporary solution to a problem