(noun, verb)


1. a decree that prohibits something

Similar word(s): prohibition, proscription

Definition categories: communication, decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript

2. an official prohibition or edict against something

Similar word(s): banning, forbiddance, forbidding

Definition categories: communication, prohibition

Sentences with ban as a noun:

- I proposed a ban on on all violence in my school.


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

Similar word(s): censor

Definition categories: social, criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw

2. prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure

- Smoking is banned in this building

Definition categories: communication, disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto

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

Similar word(s): banish

Definition categories: social, expel

4. expel from a community or group

Similar word(s): banish, blackball, ostracise, ostracize, shun

Definition categories: social, expel

Sentences with ban as a verb:

- Bare feet are banned in this establishment.