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Ban meaning

ban - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; " Smoking is banned in this building"
  2. 2. forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
  3. 3. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns ( the common spelling in this sense).
  6. 6. An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.
  7. 7. A curse or anathema.
  8. 8. To curse; to invoke evil upon.
  9. 9. To forbid; to interdict.
  10. 10. To curse; to swear.
  11. 11. An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.
  12. 12. A proclamation; interdict; curse.

ban - examples of usage

  1. It was not until seven in the morning that he was awakened by the ban himself with the announcement that he had abandoned the field to the enemy.
  2. Certainly Dinah and Tamar come under the ban of this injunction.
  3. Do we not need this also to help lift the ban of loneliness and to supply that elasticity of spirit that means life to us?
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