ban ban  /ˈbæn/


  1. (n) an official prohibition or edict against something
  2. (v) forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
  3. (n) a decree that prohibits something
  4. (v) expel from a community or group
  5. (v) ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
  6. (v) prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure
  7. (n) 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova
  8. (n) 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania
  9. (n) a bachelor's degree in nursing


  1. An example of this seemingly endless cycle is the ban on BZP, a stimulant also known as 1-benzylpiperazine.
  2. A Pennsylvania ban on lighting up anywhere on university property is drawing strong opposition.
  3. Despite campaign promises to do so, Obama has not lifted the federal funding ban on needle-exchange programs for drug addicts.


  1. Restaurant’s Ban on Kids Sparks Debate in Alexandria

    A ban on kids at a sushi restaurant caused a stir in a Virginia neighborhood. Photo Credit:
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC Washington

  2. Big Event Bicycle Ban On Long Island’s North Fork Met With Mixed Opinions

    A bicycle ban is drawing the ire of some Long Islanders. But many who live on the North Fork say they are sick of swarms of riders clogging their scenic East End roads.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  3. Burning ban starts Saturday in Linn, Benton and Marion counties

    A ban on all open and backyard burning will take effect Saturday, June 15, in Linn, Benton and Marion counties.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times


  1. Blatter asks in a Twitter message: "Would you want to see a ban on the fan traditions in your country?"
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: The Associated Press

  2. "If we want to be the global leader in combating HIV/AIDS, we need to act like it," Obama said. "And that's why on Monday, my administration will publish a final rule that eliminates the travel ban effective just after the New Year."
    on Oct 31, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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