Associations to the word «Ban»


BAN, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To summon; call out.
BAN, verb. (transitive) To anathematise; pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon; place under a ban.
BAN, verb. (transitive) To curse; execrate.
BAN, verb. (transitive) To prohibit; interdict; proscribe; forbid or block from participation.
BAN, verb. (intransitive) To curse; utter curses or maledictions.
BAN, noun. Prohibition
BAN, noun. A public proclamation or edict; a summons by public proclamation. Chiefly, in early use, a summons to arms.
BAN, noun. The gathering of the (French) king's vassals for war; the whole body of vassals so assembled, or liable to be summoned; originally, the same as arrière-ban: in the 16th c., French usage created a distinction between ban and arrière-ban, for which see the latter word.
BAN, noun. (obsolete) A curse or anathema.
BAN, noun. A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban, such as a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.
BAN, noun. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Romanian leu
BAN, noun. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Moldovan leu
BAN, noun. A unit measuring information or entropy based on base-ten logarithms, rather than the base-two logarithms that define the bit.
BAN, noun. A title used in several states in central and south-eastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.

Dictionary definition

BAN, noun. A decree that prohibits something.
BAN, noun. 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova.
BAN, noun. 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania.
BAN, noun. An official prohibition or edict against something.
BAN, noun. A bachelor's degree in nursing.
BAN, verb. Forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper).
BAN, verb. Prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building".
BAN, verb. Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment.
BAN, verb. Expel from a community or group.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats