Dictionary Definition

'Ban'

Definition of 'ban'
From: WordNet
noun
A decree that prohibits something [syn: prohibition, ban, proscription]
noun
100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova
noun
100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania
noun
An official prohibition or edict against something [syn: ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding]
noun
A bachelor's degree in nursing [syn: Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, BAN]
verb
Forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper) [syn: ban, censor]
verb
Prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
verb
Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment [syn: banish, ban]
verb
Expel from a community or group [syn: banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball]
Definition of 'Ban'
From: GCIDE
Ban \Ban\, n. [Serv. ban; cf. Russ. & Pol. pan a master, lord, Per. ban.] An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Ban'
From: GCIDE
Ban \Ban\ (b[a^]n), n. A kind of fine muslin, made in the East Indies from the fiber of the banana leaf stalks. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Ban'
From: GCIDE
Ban \Ban\ (b[a^]n), n. [AS. bann command, edict; akin to D. ban, Icel. bann, Dan. band, OHG. ban, G. bann, a public proclamation, as of interdiction or excommunication, Gr. fa`nai to say, L. fari to speak, Skr. bhan to speak; cf. F. ban, LL. bannum, of G. origin. [root]86. Cf. Abandon, Fame.]
1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation. [1913 Webster]
2. (Feudal & Mil.) A calling together of the king's (esp. the French king's) vassals for military service; also, the body of vassals thus assembled or summoned. In present usage, in France and Prussia, the most effective part of the population liable to military duty and not in the standing army. [1913 Webster]
3. pl. Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense). [1913 Webster]
4. An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription. "Under ban to touch." --Milton. [1913 Webster]
5. A curse or anathema. "Hecate's ban." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
6. A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban; as, a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes. [1913 Webster]
Ban of the empire (German Hist.), an imperial interdict by which political rights and privileges, as those of a prince, city, or district, were taken away. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Ban'
From: GCIDE
Ban \Ban\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banned (b[a^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Banning.] [OE. bannen, bannien, to summon, curse, AS. bannan to summon; akin to Dan. bande, forbande, to curse, Sw. banna to revile, bannas to curse. See Ban an edict, and cf. Banish.]
1. To curse; to invoke evil upon. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
2. To forbid; to interdict. --Byron. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Ban'
From: GCIDE
Ban \Ban\, v. i. To curse; to swear. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'ban'
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