Definitions for banebeɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a person or thing that ruins or spoils:

    Gambling was the bane of his existence.

  2. a deadly poison (often used in combination, as in the names of poisonous plants):


  3. death; destruction.

Origin of bane:

bef. 1000; OE bana slayer, c. OHG bano, ON bani

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis(noun)

    something causing misery or death

    "the bane of my life"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bane(noun)

    that which destroys life, esp. poison of a deadly quality

  2. Bane(noun)

    destruction; death

  3. Bane(noun)

    any cause of ruin, or lasting injury; harm; woe

  4. Bane(noun)

    a disease in sheep, commonly termed the rot

  5. Bane(verb)

    to be the bane of; to ruin

Anagrams of bane

  1. Bean

  2. Bena

Translations for bane

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the field or ground for certain games

a cricket-pitch; a football pitch.

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