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Meaning of BAN

Pronunciation:  bân

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bachelor's degree in nursing
  2. [n]  a decree that prohibits something
  3. [n]  an official prohibition or edict against something
  4. [n]  100 bani equal 1 leu
  5. [v]  prohibit esp. by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
  6. [v]  forbid the public distribution of; as of movies or newspapers
  7. [v]  expel from a community or group
  8. [v]  ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

BAN is a 3 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, banish, banning, blackball, cast out, censor, forbiddance, forbidding, interdiction, ostracise, ostracize, prohibition, proscription, shun
 See Also: baccalaureate, bachelor's degree, banning-order, cease and desist order, criminalise, criminalize, decree, disallow, edict, enjoining, enjoinment, expel, fiat, forbid, illegalise, illegalize, injunction, interdict, kick out, leu, order, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, rescript, Romanian monetary unit, rusticate, test ban, throw out, veto



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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},
    1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice,
       mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public
    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.
    3. pl. Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church.
       See {Banns} (the common spelling in this sense).
    4. An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription. ``Under ban
       to touch.'' --Milton.
    5. A curse or anathema. ``Hecate's ban.'' --Shak.
    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.
    {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.
  2. \Ban\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Banned} (?); 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.
    1. To curse; to invoke evil upon. --Sir W. Scott.
    2. To forbid; to interdict. --Byron.
  3. \Ban\, v. i.
    To curse; to swear. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  4. \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.
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