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Ban

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Bann. 
     A kind of fine muslin, made in the East Indies from the fiber of the banana leaf stalks.  [1913 Webster]
Bann. [AS. bann command, edict; akin to D. ban, Icel. bann, Dan. band, OHG. ban, G. bann, a public proclamation, as of interdiction or excommunication, Gr. fa`nai to say, L. fari to speak, Skr. bhan to speak; cf. F. ban, LL. bannum, of G. origin. Abandon, Fame.].
  •  A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense).  [1913 Webster]
  •  An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A curse or anathema.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Ban of the empire (German Hist.), an imperial interdict by which political rights and privileges, as those of a prince, city, or district, were taken away.
Banv. t. [OE. bannen, bannien, to summon, curse, AS. bannan to summon; akin to Dan. bande, forbande, to curse, Sw. banna to revile, bannas to curse. See Ban an edict, and cf. Banish.].
  •  To curse; to invoke evil upon.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To forbid; to interdict.  Byron.  [1913 Webster]
Banv. i. 
     To curse; to swear.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
Bann. [Serv. ban; cf. Russ. & Pol. pan a master, lord, Per. ban.].
     An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Ban, v. & n.
--v.tr. (banned, banning) forbid, prohibit, esp. formally.
--n.
1 a formal or authoritative prohibition (a ban on smoking).
2 a tacit prohibition by public opinion.
3 a sentence of outlawry.
4 archaic a curse or execration.

Etymology
OE bannan summon f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Ban

Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abscind, amputate, anathema, annihilate, banish, banishment, bar, bar out, barring, blackball, blackballing, blacklist, blasphemy, blockade, bob, boycott, boycottage, cast out, categorically reject, circumscription, clip, commination, complaint, contraband, count out, crop, cull, curse, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, damnation, debar, debarment, debarring, demarcation, denial, denunciation, deny, deport, dim view, disagreement, disallow, disallowance, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval, disapprove, disapprove of, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disenchantment, disesteem, disfavor, disfellowship, disgruntlement, disillusion, disillusionment, displeasure, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissent, dissent from, distaste, dock, eliminate, embargo, enjoin, enucleate, eradicate, evil eye, except, exception, excise, exclude, exclude from, exclusion, excommunicate, excommunication, execration, exile, expatriate, expel, extinguish, extirpate, extradite, forbid, forbiddance, forbidden fruit, forbidding, freeze out, frown at, frown down, frown upon, fugitate, fulmination, grimace at, hex, ignore, imprecation, inadmissibility, index, index expurgatorius, index librorum prohibitorum, indignation, inhibit, inhibition, injunction, interdict, interdiction, interdictum, isolate, keep out, knock off, law, leave out, lock out, lockout, look askance at, look black upon, lop, low estimation, low opinion, malison, malocchio, mutilate, narrowing, nip, no-no, nonadmission, not approve, not go for, not hear of, not hold with, object, object to, objection, omission, omit, oppose, opposition, opposure, ostracism, ostracization, ostracize, outlaw, pare, pass over, peel, pick out, preclude, preclusion, prevent, prevention, prohibit, prohibition, prohibitory injunction, proscribe, proscription, protest, prune, refusal, refuse, reject, rejection, relegate, relegation, repress, repression, repudiate, repudiation, restriction, restrictive covenants, root out, rule out, ruling out, rusticate, say no to, send away, send down, send to Coventry, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, shut out, snub, spurn, stamp out, statute, strike off, strip, strip off, sumptuary laws, suppress, suppression, taboo, take exception to, take off, take out, think ill of, think little of, thrust out, thumb down, thumbs-down, thundering, transport, truncate, unhappiness, view with disfavor, whammy, wipe out, zoning, zoning laws

ROGET THESAURUS

Ban

Prohibition

N prohibition, inhibition, veto, disallowance, interdict, interdiction, injunction, estoppel, embargo, ban, taboo, proscription, index expurgatorius, restriction, hindrance, forbidden fruit, Maine law, prohibitive, prohibitory, proscriptive, restrictive, exclusive, forbidding, prohibited, not permitted, unlicensed, contraband, impermissible, under the ban of, illegal, unauthorized, not to be thought of, uncountenanced, unthinkable, beyond the pale, on no account, Int, forbid it heaven!, hands off!, keep off!, hold!, stop!, desist!, cease and desist!, avast!, that will never do, don't you dare, forget it, don't even think about doing it, go ahead, make my day.

VB prohibit, inhibit, forbid, put one's veto upon, disallow, enjoin, ban, outlaw, taboo, proscribe, estop, bar, debar, forefend, keep in, keep within bounds, restrain, cohibit, withhold, limit, circumscribe, clip the wings of, restrict, interdict, taboo, put under an interdiction, place under an interdiction, put under the ban, place under the ban, proscribe, exclude, shut out, shut the door, bolt the door, show the door, warn off, dash the cup from one's lips, forbid the banns.

Five

N five, five, cinque, quint, quincux, six, half-a- dozen, half dozen, seven, eight, nine, three times three, dicker, ten, decade, eleven, twelve, dozen, thirteen, long dozen, baker's dozen, quintuplet, twenty, score, twenty-four, four and twenty, two dozen, twenty-five, five and twenty, quarter of a hundred, forty, two score, fifty, half a hundred, sixty, three score, seventy, three score and ten, eighty, four score, ninety, fourscore and ten, sestiad, hundred, centenary, hecatomb, century, hundredweight, cwt, one hundred and forty-four, gross, thousand, chiliad, millennium, thousand years, grand, myriad, ten thousand, ban, man, ten thousand years, banzai, lac, one hundred thousand, plum, million, thousand million, milliard, billion, trillion, five, quinary, quintuple, fifth, senary, sextuple, sixth, seventh, septuple, octuple, eighth, ninefold, ninth, tenfold, decimal, denary, decuple, tenth, eleventh, duodenary, duodenal, twelfth, in one's 'teens, thirteenth, vicesimal, vigesimal, twentieth, twenty-fourth, vicenary, vicennial, centuple, centuplicate, centennial, centenary, centurial, secular, hundredth, thousandth.

Malediction

N malediction, malison, curse, imprecation, denunciation, execration, anathema, ban, proscription, excommunication, commination, thunders of the Vatican, fulmination, maranatha, aspersion, disparagement, vilification, vituperation, abuse, foul language, bad language, strong language, unparliamentary language, billingsgate, sauce, evil speaking, cursing, profane swearing, oath, foul invective, ribaldry, rude reproach, scurrility, threat, more bark than bite, invective, cursing, cursed, Int, woe to!, beshrew!, ruat coelum!, ill betide, woe betide, confusion seize!, damn!, damn it!, damn you!, damn you to hell!, go to hell!, go to blazes!, confound!, blast!, curse!, devil take!, hang!, out with!, a plague upon!, out upon!, aroynt!, honi soit!, parbleu!, delenda est Carthago.


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