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BAN (bani, banned, banning)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does BAN mean? 

BAN (noun)
  The noun BAN has 5 senses:

1. a decree that prohibits something
2. 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova
3. 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania
4. an official prohibition or edict against something
5. a bachelor's degree in nursing

  Familiarity information: BAN used as a noun is common.


BAN (verb)
  The verb BAN has 4 senses:

1. prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure
2. forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
3. ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
4. expel from a community or group

  Familiarity information: BAN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BAN (noun)


Sense 1ban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A decree that prohibits something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

ban; proscription; prohibition

Hypernyms ("ban" is a kind of...):

decree; edict; fiat; order; rescript (a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ban"):

banning-order (an order that bans something)

cease and desist order; enjoining; enjoinment; injunction ((law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity)

interdict; interdiction (a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity)


Sense 2ban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("ban" is a kind of...):

Moldovan monetary unit (monetary unit in Moldova)


Sense 3ban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("ban" is a kind of...):

Romanian monetary unit (monetary unit in Romania)

Holonyms ("ban" is a part of...):

leu (the basic unit of money in Romania)


Sense 4ban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An official prohibition or edict against something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

forbidding; banning; forbiddance; ban

Hypernyms ("ban" is a kind of...):

prohibition (refusal to approve or assent to)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ban"):

test ban (a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries that possess nuclear weapons)


Sense 5BAN [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bachelor's degree in nursing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Bachelor of Arts in Nursing; BAN

Hypernyms ("BAN" is a kind of...):

baccalaureate; bachelor's degree (an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies)


BAN (verb)


Sense 1ban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

Smoking is banned in this building

Hypernyms (to "ban" is one way to...):

disallow; forbid; interdict; prohibit; proscribe; veto (command against)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Sense 2ban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

censor; ban

Hypernyms (to "ban" is one way to...):

criminalise; criminalize; illegalise; illegalize; outlaw (declare illegal; outlaw)

Domain category:

medium (an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ban"):

embargo (ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue ban the movie


Sense 3ban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

banish; ban

Hypernyms (to "ban" is one way to...):

expel; kick out; throw out (force to leave or move out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ban"):

rusticate (send to the country)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4ban [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expel from a community or group

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

ostracize; ostracise; cast out; blackball; banish; shun; ban

Hypernyms (to "ban" is one way to...):

expel; kick out; throw out (force to leave or move out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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