bans

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(banz)


From ban (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
bani
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (For the Romanian coin only)
bans
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All other usages)
From the verb ban: (⇒ conjugate)
bans is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v 3rd person singular

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bans  (banz),USA pronunciation n. (used with a pl. v.) [Eccles.]
  1. banns.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ban1 /bæn/USA pronunciation   v.,  banned, ban•ning, n. 
v. 
  1. to prohibit, forbid, or bar;
    interdict: [ + obj]:The two countries agreed to ban the testing of nuclear weapons.[ + obj + from ]:She was banned from competition.

n. [countable]
  1. Lawa prohibition by law:a ban on smoking.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ban1  (ban),USA pronunciation v.,  banned, ban•ning, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to prohibit, forbid, or bar;
    interdict:to ban nuclear weapons; The dictator banned all newspapers and books that criticized his regime.
  2. [Archaic.]
    • to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon.
    • to curse;
      execrate.

n. 
  1. Lawthe act of prohibiting by law;
    interdiction.
  2. Lawinformal denunciation or prohibition, as by public opinion:society's ban on racial discrimination.
  3. [Law.]
    • a proclamation.
    • a public condemnation.
  4. [Eccles.]a formal condemnation;
    excommunication.
  5. a malediction;
    curse.
banna•ble, adj. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English bannen, Old English bannan to summon, proclaim; cognate with Old Norse banna to curse (probably influencing some senses of Middle English word), Old High German bannan; akin to Latin fārī to speak, Sanskrit bhanati (he) speaks
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged taboo, outlaw, proscribe.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged prohibition, proscription, interdict.
    • 3, 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged taboo.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged allow.

ban2  (ban),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a public proclamation or edict.
  2. bans, [Eccles.]banns.
  3. World History(in the feudal system)
    • the summoning of the sovereign's vassals for military service.
    • the body of vassals summoned.
  • Middle English, aphetic variant of iban, Old English gebann proclamation, summons to arms (derivative of bannan ban1), influenced in some senses by Old French ban, from same Gmc base 1200–50

ban3  (ban, bän),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. World History(formerly) the governor of Croatia and Slavonia.
  2. World History[Hist.]a provincial governor of the southern marches of Hungary.
  • a Turkic personal name, perh. introduced into the Balkans by the Avars; compare Medieval Greek bo(e)ános ban
  • Serbo-Croatian bân, contracted from *bojan, *bajan, said to be
  • 1605–15

ban4  (bän),USA pronunciation n., pl.  ba•ni 
    (bän),USA pronunciation 
  1. Currencya Rumanian coin, the 100th part of a leu.
  • Serbo-Croatian bân ban3
  • Rumanian, of uncertain origin, originally, perh.
  • 1960–65

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
banns  (banz),USA pronunciation n. (used with a pl. v.) [Eccles.]
  1. notice of an intended marriage, given three times in the parish church of each of the betrothed.
  2. Theologyany public announcement of a proposed marriage, either verbal or written and made in a church or by church officials.
Also,  bans. 
  • variant of bans, plural of ban2 1540–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
ban /bæn/ vb (bans, banning, banned)
  1. (transitive) to prohibit, esp officially, from action, display, entrance, sale, etc; forbid
n
  1. an official prohibition or interdiction
  2. a public proclamation or edict, esp of outlawry
  3. archaic a curse; imprecation
Etymology: Old English bannan to proclaim; compare Old Norse banna to forbid, Old High German bannan to command
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
banns, bans /bænz/ pl n
  1. the public declaration of an intended marriage, usually formally announced on three successive Sundays in the parish churches of both the betrothed
  2. forbid the bannsto raise an objection to a marriage announced in this way
Etymology: 14th Century: plural of bann proclamation; see ban1
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