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English noun: ban

1. ban (communication) a decree that prohibits something

Synonymsprohibition, proscription

Broader (hypernym)decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript

Narrower (hyponym)banning-order, cease and desist order, enjoining, enjoinment, injunction, interdict, interdiction

2. ban (quantity) 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova

Broader (hypernym)Moldovan monetary unit

3. ban (quantity) 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania

Broader (hypernym)Romanian monetary unit

Part meronymleu

4. ban (communication) an official prohibition or edict against something

Synonymsbanning, forbiddance, forbidding

Broader (hypernym)prohibition

Narrower (hyponym)test ban

5. BAN (communication) a bachelor's degree in nursing

SynonymsBachelor of Arts in Nursing

Broader (hypernym)baccalaureate, bachelor's degree

English verb: ban

1. ban (social) forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

ExamplesSam and Sue ban the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw

Narrower (hyponym)embargo

Domain categorymedium

2. ban (communication) prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure

SamplesSmoking is banned in this building.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto

3. ban (social) ban from a place of residence, as for punishment


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out

Narrower (hyponym)rusticate

4. ban (social) expel from a community or group

Synonymsbanish, blackball, cast out, ostracise, ostracize, shun

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out

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