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ban

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verb \ˈban\

Definition of ban

banned

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banning

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  curse It is a hard fate … to be banned … by the world, only because one has sought to be wiser than the world is. — Edward Bulwer Lytton

  3. 2 :  to prohibit especially by legal means ban discrimination Is smoking banned in all public buildings?; also :  to prohibit the use, performance, or distribution of ban a book ban a pesticide

  4. 3 :  bar 3c banned from the U.N.

  5. intransitive verb
  6. archaic :  to utter curses or condemnations The serious world will scold and ban … — Joseph Rodman Drake

Examples of ban in a Sentence

  1. The school banned that book for many years.

  2. The city has banned smoking in all public buildings.

  3. The drug was banned a decade ago.

  4. The use of cell phones is banned in the restaurant.

Origin and Etymology of ban

Middle English bannen to summon, curse, from Old English bannan to summon; akin to Old High German bannan to command, Latin fari to speak, Greek phanai to say, phōnē sound, voice


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ban

noun

Definition of ban

  1. 1 :  the summoning in feudal times of the king's vassals for military service

  2. 2 religion :  anathema, excommunication under the pope's ban

  3. 3 :  malediction, curse uttered a ban upon his enemies

  4. 4 :  legal or formal prohibition a ban on beef exports

  5. 5 :  censure or condemnation especially through social pressure was under ban for her politicial views

Origin and Etymology of ban

Middle English, partly from bannen & partly from Old French ban, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bannan to command


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ban

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noun \ˈbän\

Definition of ban

plural

bani

play \ˈbä-(ˌ)nē\
  1. :  a monetary subunit of the leu — see leu at money table

Origin and Etymology of ban

Romanian, money, coin, small coin


BAN Defined for English Language Learners

ban

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verb

Definition of ban for English Language Learners

  • : to forbid people from using (something) : to say that something cannot be used or done

  • : to forbid (someone) from doing or being part of something


BAN Defined for Kids

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ban

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verb \ˈban\

Definition of ban for Students

banned

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banning

  1. :  to forbid especially by law or social pressure Smoking was banned.


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ban

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noun

Definition of ban for Students

  1. :  an official order forbidding something


Law Dictionary

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ban

transitive verb

Legal Definition of ban

banned

banning

  1. :  to prohibit or forbid especially by legal means (as by statute or order) ban solicitation; also :  to prohibit the use, performance, or distribution of legislation to ban DDT


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ban

noun

Legal Definition of ban

  1. :  prohibition especially by statute or order a ban on automatic weapons



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