verb (used with object)
Origin of banish
Examples from the Web for banish
She used electrolysis to banish the prickly hair from her delicate face.
When it hits your city, be ready to lockdown your house and banish outside family members, they seem to suggest.
Forget matters strategic, you may say; banish from your head all thoughts of a military or security handshake.John Kerry Just Visited. But Should We Just Forget About India?|Tunku Varadarajan|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Newspaper editorials called on colleges and high schools to banish football outright.Super Bowl XLVIII Is Set to Be the Most Violent One Yet|Evin Demirel|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But by attempting so strenuously to banish the doubts and suspicions that had arisen after Nov.The JFK Assassination: The Long Weekend That Never Ended|Malcolm Jones|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This was what made all the governments of Europe banish them from their states.Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries|William Hogan
When we three were together he noticed a certain coldness and restraint which he endeavored to banish by cheerful good-humor.Child of a Century, Complete|Alfred de Musset
He got up to banish it, and it stood before him face to face.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
But banish, dear Mrs. Cook, I beseech you, the whole onion tribe.Cakes & Ale|Edward Spencer
He could not banish from his mind the picture of that face as it looked to him when he drew back the sheet and looked at it.Robert Hardy's Seven Days|Charles Monroe Sheldon
British Dictionary definitions for banish
Word Origin for banish
Word Origin and History for banish
late 14c., banischen, from banniss-, extended stem of Old French banir "announce, proclaim; levy; forbid; banish, proclaim an outlaw," from a Germanic source (perhaps Frankish *bannjan "to order or prohibit under penalty"), or from Vulgar Latin cognate *bannire (see bandit). Related: Banished; banishing.