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Meaning of BANE

Pronunciation:  beyn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"

BANE is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: curse, nemesis, scourge
 See Also: affliction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bane\ (b[=a]n), n. [OE. bane destruction, AS. bana
    murderer; akin to Icel. bani death, murderer, OHG. bana
    murder, bano murderer, Goth. banja stroke, wound, Gr. foney`s
    murderer, fo`nos murder, OIr. bath death, benim I strike.
    1. That which destroys life, esp. poison of a deadly quality.
       [Obs. except in combination, as in ratsbane, henbane,
    2. Destruction; death. [Obs.]
             The cup of deception spiced and tempered to their
             bane.                                 --Milton.
    3. Any cause of ruin, or lasting injury; harm; woe.
             Money, thou bane of bliss, and source of woe.
    4. A disease in sheep, commonly termed the rot.
    Syn: Poison; ruin; destruction; injury; pest.
  2. \Bane\, v. t.
    To be the bane of; to ruin. [Obs.] --Fuller.
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