Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ban

5 senses of ban

Sense 1
prohibition, ban, proscription -- (a decree that prohibits something)
       => decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript -- (a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there")

Sense 2
ban -- (100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova)
       => Moldovan monetary unit -- (monetary unit in Moldova)

Sense 3
ban -- (100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania)
       => Romanian monetary unit -- (monetary unit in Romania)

Sense 4
ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding -- (an official prohibition or edict against something)
       => prohibition -- (refusal to approve or assent to)

Sense 5
Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, BAN -- (a bachelor's degree in nursing)
       => bachelor's degree, baccalaureate -- (an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ban

4 senses of ban

Sense 1
ban, censor -- (forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper))
       => outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise -- (declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.")

Sense 2
ban -- (prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building")
       => forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")

Sense 3
banish, ban -- (ban from a place of residence, as for punishment)
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

Sense 4
banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball -- (expel from a community or group)
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

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