verb (used with object), banned, ban·ning.
- to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon.
- to curse; execrate.
SYNONYMS FOR ban
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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
Mat Staver, chair of the Liberty Counsel, hailed the decision against bans on conversion therapy in a statement as a win for free speech and predicting similar rulings would follow.Court strikes down bans on conversion therapy as violations of free speech|Chris Johnson|November 20, 2020|Washington Blade
The ban on outdoor exercise and even dog-walking had made the measures among the strictest in the world.
The bans also don’t apply to law enforcement at the state or federal level.Citizens are turning face recognition on unidentified police|Tate Ryan-Mosley|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Alison Maley, with the Illinois Statewide School Management Alliance, said the group supports a ban on prone restraint and has provided input to lawmakers on other parts of the legislation with the hope “that we can come to an agreement.”New Data Shows the Use of Seclusion and Restraint Increased in Illinois Schools During the 2017–18 School Year|by Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune, and Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica|November 17, 2020|ProPublica
Reports suggest new measures could be introduced, including a ban on private parties until Christmas, compulsory mask-weaking in schools, and even quarantine and sick leave for anyone experiencing symptoms of a regular cold.Nobody really knows which coronavirus strategy is the right one|David Meyer|November 16, 2020|Fortune
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