BAN

prohibition, ban, proscription

(noun) a decree that prohibits something

ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding

(noun) an official prohibition or edict against something

ban

(noun) 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania

ban

(noun) 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova

ban

(verb) prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; “Smoking is banned in this building”

ban, censor

(verb) forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball

(verb) expel from a community or group

banish, ban

(verb) ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Verb

ban (third-person singular simple present bans, present participle banning, simple past and past participle banned)

(transitive, obsolete) To summon; to call out.

(transitive) To anathematize; to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon; to place under a ban.

(transitive) To curse; to execrate.

(transitive) To prohibit; to interdict; to proscribe; to forbid or block from participation.

(transitive) To curse; to utter curses or maledictions.

Synonyms

• forbid

• prohibit

• disallow

Noun

ban (plural bans)

Prohibition.

A public proclamation or edict; a summons by public proclamation. Chiefly, in early use, a summons to arms.

The gathering of the (French) king's vassals for war; the whole body of vassals so assembled, or liable to be summoned; originally, the same as arrière-ban: in the 16th c, French usage created a distinction between ban and arrière-ban, for which see the latter word.

(obsolete) A curse or anathema.

A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban, such as a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.

Etymology 2

Noun

ban (plural bani)

A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth of a Romanian leu.

A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth of a Moldovan leu.

Etymology 3

Noun

ban (plural bans)

A unit measuring information or entropy based on base-ten logarithms, rather than the base-two logarithms that define the bit.

Synonyms

• dit, hartley

Etymology 4

Noun

ban (plural bans)

A title used in several states in central and south-eastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.

Anagrams

• ABN, BNA, NAB, NBA, nab

Noun

BAN

Initialism of British Approved Name.

Anagrams

• ABN, BNA, NAB, NBA, nab

Etymology

Proper noun

Ban (plural Bans)

A surname.

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Ban is the 14768th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 2011 individuals. Ban is most common among White (48.28%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (42.02%) individuals.

Anagrams

• ABN, BNA, NAB, NBA, nab

Source: Wiktionary


Ban, n. Etym: [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. to say, L. fari to speak, Skr. bhan to speak; cf. F. ban, LL. bannum, of G. origin. Abandon, Fame.]

1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.

2. (Feudal & Mil.)

Definition: 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.

Definition: 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.

Ban, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banned (p. pr. & vb. n. Banning.] Etym: [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.

2. To forbid; to interdict. Byron.

Ban, v. i.

Definition: To curse; to swear. [Obs.] Spenser.

Ban, n. Etym: [Serv. ban; cf. Russ. & Pol. pan a masterban.]

Definition: An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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