What does BAN mean?

Definitions for BAN
bɑn; ˈbɑ niBAN

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BAN.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prohibition, ban, proscription(noun)

    a decree that prohibits something

  2. ban(noun)

    100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova

  3. ban(noun)

    100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania

  4. ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding(noun)

    an official prohibition or edict against something

  5. Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, BAN(verb)

    a bachelor's degree in nursing

  6. ban, censor(verb)

    forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

  7. ban(verb)

    prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure

    "Smoking is banned in this building"

  8. banish, ban(verb)

    ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

  9. banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball(verb)

    expel from a community or group

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ban(noun)

    a public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation

  2. Ban(noun)

    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

  3. Ban(noun)

    notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense)

  4. Ban(noun)

    an interdiction, prohibition, or proscription

  5. Ban(noun)

    a curse or anathema

  6. Ban(noun)

    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

  7. Ban(verb)

    to curse; to invoke evil upon

  8. Ban(verb)

    to forbid; to interdict

  9. Ban(verb)

    to curse; to swear

  10. Ban(noun)

    an ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia


  1. Ban

    Ban was a title used in several states in central and south-eastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ban

    ban, n. a proclamation: sentence of banishment: outlawry: anathematisation: a denunciation: a curse.—v.t. (arch.) to curse: (prov.) to chide or rail upon: to anathematise: to proscribe. [A.S. bannan, to summon; the noun bann does not appear in A.S. (which has gebann), but is a common Teut. word, as in Old High Ger. and Scand. bann. The O. Fr. ban and Low L. bannum are of the same origin.]

  2. Ban

    ban, n. the governor of a Banat, an old name for the military divisions on the eastern boundaries of the Hungarian kingdom.—ns. Banate, Bannat. [Pers. bān, lord.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ban

    (Fr.). A sort of proclamation made at the head of a body of troops, or in the several quarters or cantonments of an army, by sound of trumpet or beat of drum, either for observing martial discipline, or for declaring a new officer, or punishing a soldier, or the like. At present such kind of proclamations are given out in the written orders of the day.

  2. ban

    In the former days of France, when the feudal barons, who held their estates and honors from the king, were summoned to attend him in time of war, they were called the ban, or the levy first called out; while the tenants, subordinate to these barons, formed the Arrière ban, or secondary levy.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BAN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3821

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BAN' in Nouns Frequency: #1526

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BAN' in Verbs Frequency: #594

Anagrams for BAN »

  1. ABN

  2. nab, NAB

  3. NBA

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BAN in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BAN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of BAN in a Sentence

  1. Evan Greer:

    We need to draw a line in the sand and ban governments from using this technology before its too late. We know that members of Congress are currently drafting legislation related to facial recognition, and we hope they know that the public will not accept trojan horse regulations that line Jeff Bezos pockets at the expense of all of our basic human rights.

  2. Jack Dorsey:

    I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here, offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It's a disgrace when every case gets filed in the 9th Circuit, that's not law. Every case in the 9th Circuit we get beaten and then we end up having to go to Supreme Court like the travel ban and we won. Every case, no matter where it is, they file is practically, for all intents and purposes, they file it in what's called the 9th Circuit. This was an Obama judge. I'll tell you what, it's not going to happen like this anymore.

  4. Eric Roberts:

    One of the most documented risk factors for having lead exposure is a kid living in a house that was built before the 1978 ban on lead paint, and we tell ourselves, 'well, California is new. It doesn't have old structures.'.

  5. Restaurant Action Alliance:

    The decision to ban foam food service products, which comprise only 10 percent of polystyrene foam material, will send the remaining 90 percent to landfills at the taxpayers' expense.

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