Associations to the word «Banish»


BANISH, verb. (heading) To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.
BANISH, verb. (with simple direct object)
BANISH, verb. (with from)
BANISH, verb. (dated) (with out of)
BANISH, verb. (archaic) (with two simple objects (person and place))
BANISH, verb. To expel, especially from the mind.

Dictionary definition

BANISH, verb. Expel from a community or group.
BANISH, verb. Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment.
BANISH, verb. Expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country".
BANISH, verb. Drive away; "banish bad thoughts"; "banish gloom".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope