verb (used with object), banned, ban·ning.
- to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon.
- to curse; execrate.
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SYNONYMS FOR ban
OTHER WORDS FROM banban·na·ble, adjectiveun·banned, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH banbanns, bans
Words nearby ban
Definition for ban (2 of 4)
- the summoning of the sovereign's vassals for military service.
- the body of vassals summoned.
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Definition for ban (4 of 4)
noun, plural ba·ni [bah-nee]. /ˈbɑ ni/.
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Example sentences from the Web for ban
But in 1969, a longstanding practice was challenged—its ban on women.
A ban on the ringing of church bells, lifted in 1941, was reimposed.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The United Nations was prompted to impose a ban on selling mainframe computers or laptops to North Korea.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But after Rolling Stone's rape story debacle, how much momentum does the call to ban fraternities have left?
We spent 2014 asking whether or not we should ban fraternities.
When this is done, how happy will all be to remove every bar and ban!Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 18 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
The outer ice was melted, our lovely cities crumbled to nothing, so that creatures like Ban Cruach might have water!Black Amazon of Mars|Leigh Brackett
An indignation meeting was held, and certain freshmen were placed under the ban.Frank Merriwell at Yale|Burt L. Standish
The Church might well boast that its ban had broken the spirit of the greatest Italian of the age.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III|Henry Charles Lea
As for the poor dear fairies, they had been placed under a ban by the followers of Jean Jacques.Maria Edgeworth|Helen Zimmern