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Dictionary Definition

ban

Noun

1 a decree that prohibits something [syn: prohibition, proscription]
2 100 bani equal 1 leu
3 100 bani equal 1 leu
4 an official prohibition or edict against something [syn: banning, forbiddance, forbidding]
5 a bachelor's degree in nursing [syn: Bachelor of Arts in Nursing]

Verb

1 prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
2 forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper) [syn: censor]
3 ban from a place of residence, as for punishment [syn: banish]
4 expel from a community or group [syn: banish, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball] [also: banning, banned, bani (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English bannan

Verb

  1. To forbid.
    Bare feet are banned in this establishment.
Translations
forbid
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Etymology 2

From Romanian

Noun

  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Romanian leu
  2. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Moldovan leu

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch band

Noun

  1. tyre / tire

Irish

Pronunciation

[ban]

Noun

ban

Japanese

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

ban
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, bān, bǎn, or bàn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Noun

ban

Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *baina-. Cognate with Old Frisian bēn, Old Saxon bēn (Dutch been ‘bone, leg’), Old High German bein (German Bein ‘leg’), Old Norse bein (Icelandic bein ‘bone’).

Pronunciation

  • /ba:n/

Noun

(plural same)

Romanian

Noun

  1. money; coin

Declension

Usage notes

Usually used in the plural form, bani

Etymology

French bain

Noun

ban

Welsh

Noun

ban

Extensive Definition

Ban may refer to:
Fictional characters People

See also

ban in Spanish: Ban
ban in French: Ban
ban in Italian: BAN
ban in Hungarian: Ban
ban in Dutch: Ban
ban in Polish: Ban
ban in Portuguese: Ban
ban in Kölsch: BAN (Watt ėßß datt?)
ban in Russian: Бан
ban in Slovenian: Ban (razločitev)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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