Definitions of ban

  1. To place under a ban; anathematize; issue a ban.
  2. To forbid; to interdict.
  3. To curse; to swear.
  4. prohibit esp. by legal means or social pressure; " Smoking is banned in this building"
  5. expel from a community or group
  6. To curse; to interdict; to proclaim.
  7. Banning.
  8. To curse; to interdict.
  9. An announcement of intention to marry.
  10. a decree that prohibits something
  11. an official prohibition or edict against something
  12. prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; " Smoking is banned in this building"
  13. forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
  14. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
  15. 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.
  16. Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns ( the common spelling in this sense).
  17. An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.
  18. A curse or anathema.
  19. A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban; as, a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.
  20. An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.
  21. A public announcement or edict; a sentence of excommunication passed by the church; a curse; any authoritative prohibition.
  22. A proclamation: a denunciation: a curse.
  23. A proclamation; interdict; curse.
  24. A proclamation; a sentence of outlawry; excommunication; oath; curse.
  25. Proclamation; Interdiction; proscription; curse; excommunication; a pecuniary mulct or penalty.
  26. A muslin, from banana fibre.
  27. A public notice; a curse; a censure; an interdict; in Slavonia, the viceroy or lord- lieutenant.
  28. Banned.