What does banish mean?

Definitions for banish
ˈbæn ɪʃban·ish

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackballverb

    expel from a community or group

  2. banish, banverb

    ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

  3. banish, relegate, barverb

    expel, as if by official decree

    "he was banished from his own country"

  4. banishverb

    drive away

    "banish bad thoughts"; "banish gloom"

Wiktionary

  1. banishverb

    To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

    Etymology: From and bannan, bannanan. Compare to French .

  2. banishverb

    To expel, especially from the mind.

    banish fear, qualm.

    Etymology: From and bannan, bannanan. Compare to French .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Banishverb

    to condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the ruling power

  2. Banishverb

    to drive out, as from a home or familiar place; -- used with from and out of

  3. Banishverb

    to drive away; to compel to depart; to dispel

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Banish

    ban′ish, v.t. to condemn to exile: to drive away: to expel (with from, out of).—n. Ban′ishment, exile. [Fr. bannir—Low L. bannire, to proclaim. See Ban.]

Matched Categories

Anagrams for banish »

  1. bash in, bashin'

  2. Bash in

  3. Bashin

How to pronounce banish?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say banish in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of banish in a Sentence

  1. David Sarnoff:

    We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.

  2. Donica Thomas Varner:

    RACIAL DISPUTE AT BELOVED BAKERY ROILS LIBERAL COLLEGE TOWN The jury also found that the college( not Meredith Raimondo) was guilty of intentional infliction of emotional distress for David Gibson, David Gibson, as well as libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress onhis son. Donica Thomas Varner, the colleges general counsel, said Donica Thomas Varner was disappointed with the verdict and denied the college had defamedthe bakery or its owners. Neither Oberlin College nor Dean Meredith Raimondo defamed a local business or Oberlin College owners, and they never endorsed statements made by others, rather, the college and Dr. Raimondo worked to ensure that students freedom of speech was protected and that the student demonstrations were safe and lawful, and they attempted to help the plaintiffs repair any harm caused by the student protests. AS OBERLIN ACTIVISM FLARED, STUDENTS PUSHED TO BANISH GRADES BELOW C According to one ofthe bakerys attorneys, the verdict sendsa clear message to other educational institutions. I think part of what we did here today is answer the question as to, What are we going to tolerate in our society ?

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The best way to learn something new is to banish fanaticism in all of its shapes and forms.

  4. Andrew Schneider:

    Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, More light. Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.

  5. Diogenes the Cynic (412 to 323 B.C.):

    If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.

Images & Illustrations of banish

  1. banishbanishbanishbanishbanish

Popularity rank by frequency of use

banish#10000#50455#100000

Translations for banish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for banish »

Translation

Find a translation for the banish definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these banish definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "banish." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 21 Jun 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/banish>.

    Are we missing a good definition for banish? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
    • A. directory
    • B. relocation
    • C. mediocrity
    • D. accessory

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for banish: