verb (used with object), banned, ban·ning.
- to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon.
- to curse; execrate.
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OTHER WORDS FROM banban·na·ble, adjectiveun·banned, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH banbanns, bans .
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
In Israel, however, a new law took effect January 1st that banned the use of underweight models.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Last summer, Louisiana also banned non-legal adoption, with offenders facing a penalty of $5,000 and up to five years in prison.
In 1956, Balenciaga and Givenchy banned the press from viewing their collections for a month to prevent counterfeiting.
Jordan also banned it, and Malaysia, Egypt, and Indonesia subjected it to their censorship boards.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suppressed, banned, scorned—it seems to speak to something within the human mind (or soul, if you like) that is irrepressible.
An offence against table-manners is banned like an attack on the Church.The New Society|Walther Rathenau
Henceforth he was banned by the Cousinhood, and incurred a wrath and vengeance as implacable as that of the Carbonari.Lord Chatham|Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
As they rode home, he made cheerful talk on many subjects; but the one in both their minds was that which had been banned.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
The mere danger of slipping back unconsciously to the banned Yiddish put a curb upon her tongue.Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
Their smiles had banned the revelation even to themselves of the tragedy of their wedded state.Fraternity|John Galsworthy