What does banish mean?

Definitions for banish
ˈbæn ɪʃban·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    expel from a community or group

  2. banish, ban(verb)

    ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

  3. banish, relegate, bar(verb)

    expel, as if by official decree

    "he was banished from his own country"

  4. banish(verb)

    drive away

    "banish bad thoughts"; "banish gloom"


  1. banish(Verb)

    To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

  2. banish(Verb)

    To expel, especially from the mind.

    banish fear, qualm.

  3. Origin: From and bannan, bannanan. Compare to French .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Banish(verb)

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

  2. Banish(verb)

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

  3. Banish(verb)

    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.]

Anagrams for banish »

  1. bash in, bashin'

  2. Bash in

  3. Bashin

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  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. Demetri Kolokotronis:

    I banish fear with two words: you lead.

  2. 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.

  3. David Sarnoff:

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

  4. Michel de Montaigne:

    When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.

  5. Joshua Rosenkranz:

    The Supreme Court delivered a resounding message today: You can't banish a person from his home and family without clear lines, announced up front.

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