There are 2 definitions of ban in English:

ban1

Syllabification: ban

verb (bans, banning, banned)

[with object]
1Officially or legally prohibit: he was banned from driving for a year a proposal to ban all trade in ivory
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  • Cars were banned from the park all day in a bid to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.
  • York tourism boats can continue to ply their trade, but rowers are banned from the river.
  • We therefore, demand that the internet be permanently banned from American homes.
Synonyms
prohibit, forbid, veto, proscribe, disallow, outlaw, make illegal, embargo, bar, debar, block, stop, suppress, interdict; Lawenjoin, restrain
1.1Officially exclude (someone) from a place: he once was banned from a casino in Reno
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  • Part of his bail condition bans him from the Hoover Drive area.
  • To ban him presumably would be discrimination against people with bent arms.
  • Magistrates issued the ASBO which bans him from parts of Penhill estate and includes a curfew after hearing Liam led a gang of louts who terrorised residents.
Synonyms
exclude, banish, expel, eject, evict, drive out, force out, oust, remove, get rid of
informal boot out, kick out

noun

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1An official or legal prohibition: a proposed ban on cigarette advertising a three-year driving ban
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  • Hunt supporters were today preparing a legal challenge to the ban on hunting which they claim will put more than 250 people out of work across Hampshire.
  • The government of Indian-administered Kashmir is to launch a legal challenge to a ban on the weaving and trading of the world's most expensive shahtoosh shawl.
  • The Times & Citizen leads with the report that the Oakley Hunt is vowing to continue despite the possibility of a legal ban on fox-hunting.
Synonyms
1.1An official exclusion of a person from an organization, country, or activity: a proposed ban on foreign correspondents was condemned by international leaders
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  • But investor groups want an out-right ban on analysts participating in all investment banking activities.
  • He said it was a very well known fact that the penalty for dragging the association to the court of law was a life ban from all football activities organised under the auspices of FAZ.
  • It notes the evidence before the domestic courts to the effect that the European countries operating a blanket legal ban on homosexuals in their armed forces are now in a small minority.
Synonyms
2 archaic A curse.
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  • Once enacted, the ban cannot be undone, even if the person has a change of heart, Severns said…
  • He said soccer fans were an integral part of the soccer revolution anywhere in the world and cited cases when teams had failed to perform well once a ban was imposed on them to play in an empty stadium.

Origin

Old English bannan 'summon by a public proclamation', of Germanic origin, reinforced by Old Norse banna 'curse, prohibit'; the noun is partly from Old French ban 'proclamation, summons, banishment'.

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There are 2 definitions of ban in English:

ban2

Syllabification: ban
Pronunciation: /bän
 
/

noun (plural bani /ˈbänē/)

A monetary unit of Romania, equal to one hundredth of a leu.
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  • If you want milk you have to ask for it and it costs extra (often 50 bani or 5000 old lei) and is usually a single creamer and not real milk.
  • It costs 50 bani, which is about 8 cents Australian.
  • Bus, tram and trolleybus tickets cost 70 bani and can be purchased at any RATB kiosk.

Origin

Romanian.

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