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bane

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noun \ˈbān\

Definition of bane

  1. 1a obsolete :  killer, slayerb :  poisonc :  death, destruction stop the way of those that seek my bane — Philip Sidneyd :  woe

  2. 2 :  a source of harm or ruin :  curse national frontiers have been more of a bane than a boon for mankind — D. C. Thomson

Origin and Etymology of bane

Middle English, from Old English bana; akin to Old High German bano death


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bane

verb

Definition of bane

baned

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baning

obsolete

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to kill especially with poison

Origin and Etymology of bane

see 1bane


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bane

noun

Definition of bane

chiefly Scotland

  1. :  bone

Origin and Etymology of bane

Middle English (northern dialect) ban, from Old English bān — more at bone


Medical Dictionary

bane

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noun \ˈbān\

Medical Definition of bane

  1. :  poison—see henbane



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