banverb [T usually passive]uk /bæn/ us /bæn/ (-nn-)
- The council plans to ban circuses with performing animals.
- The proposed new law would ban picketing.
- The council is making a move to ban traffic in some parts of the city.
- Certain chemicals have been banned because of their damaging effect on the environment.
- He's been banned from driving for six months.
bannoun [C]uk /bæn/ us /bæn/
- The ban on media reporting during the election has made some people question the fairness of the election .
- The severe drought has led to a hosepipe ban in eastern England.
- The council has imposed a ban on alcohol in the city parks.
- The British Medical Association is/are campaigning for a complete ban on tobacco advertising.
- At last they've lifted the ban on jeans at the club.