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Bam vs. Ban — What's the Difference?

Bam vs. Ban — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bam and Ban

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Bam

Used to indicate the sound of a blow or a collision.
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Ban

To prohibit (an action) or forbid the use of (something), especially by official decree
Banned smoking in theaters.
Banned pesticides in parks.
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Bam

Used to indicate a sudden or unexpected occurrence.
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Ban

To refuse to allow (someone) to do something, go somewhere, or be a participant; exclude
A coach who was banned from the sidelines for two games.
A gambler who was banned from the club.
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Bam

Representing a loud noise or heavy impact.
The wind knocked the tree over last night. Bam! It nearly scared me to death.
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Ban

South African Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
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Bam

Representing a sudden or abrupt occurrence.
She said she dumped him. Now — bam! — they're back together.
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Ban

(Archaic) To curse.
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Bam

An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.
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Ban

A prohibition imposed by law or official decree
A ban on cigarette smoking on airplanes.
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Bam

To impose on (someone) by a falsehood; to cheat.
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Ban

An excommunication or condemnation by church officials.
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Bam

To jeer or make fun of.
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Ban

Censure, condemnation, or disapproval expressed especially by public opinion.
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Bam

An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.
To relieve the tedium, he kept plying them with all manner of bams.
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Ban

A summons to arms in feudal times.
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Bam

To cheat; to wheedle.
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Ban

(Archaic) A curse; an imprecation.
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Ban

A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the primary unit of currency in Romania and Moldova.
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Ban

To summon; to call out.
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Ban

(transitive) To anathematize; to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon; to place under a ban.
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Ban

(transitive) To curse; to execrate.
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Ban

(transitive) To prohibit; to interdict; to proscribe; to forbid or block from participation.
Bare feet are banned in this establishment.
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Ban

(ambitransitive) To curse; to utter curses or maledictions.
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Ban

Prohibition.
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Ban

A public proclamation or edict; a summons by public proclamation. Chiefly, in early use, a summons to arms.
Bans is common and ordinary amongst the Feudists, and signifies a proclamation, or any public notice.
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Ban

The gathering of the (French) king's vassals for war; the whole body of vassals so assembled, or liable to be summoned; originally, the same as arrière-ban: in the 16th c., French usage created a distinction between ban and arrière-ban, for which see the latter word.
He has sent abroad to assemble his ban and arriere ban.
The Ban and the Arrierban are met armed in the field to choose a king.
France was at such a Pinch..that they call'd their Ban and Arriere Ban, the assembling whereof had been long discussed, and in a manner antiquated.
The ban was sometimes convoked, that is, the possessors of the fiefs were called upon for military services.
The act of calling together the vassals in armed array, was entitled ‘convoking the ban.
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Ban

(obsolete) A curse or anathema.
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Ban

A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban, such as a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.
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Ban

A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth of a Romanian leu.
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Ban

A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth of a Moldovan leu.
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Ban

A unit measuring information or entropy based on base-ten logarithms, rather than the base-two logarithms that define the bit.
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Ban

A title used in several states in central and south-eastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
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Ban

A kind of fine muslin, made in the East Indies from the fiber of the banana leaf stalks.
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Ban

A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
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Ban

A calling together of the king's (esp. the French king's) vassals for military service; also, the body of vassals thus assembled or summoned. In present usage, in France and Prussia, the most effective part of the population liable to military duty and not in the standing army.
May 25, 2021

Ban

Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense).
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Ban

An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.
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Ban

A curse or anathema.
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Ban

A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban; as, a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.
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Ban

An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.
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Ban

To curse; to invoke evil upon.
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Ban

To forbid; to interdict.
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Ban

To curse; to swear.
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Ban

A decree that prohibits something
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Ban

100 bani equal 1 leu
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Ban

100 bani equal 1 leu
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Ban

An official prohibition or edict against something
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Ban

A bachelor's degree in nursing
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Ban

Prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure;
Smoking is banned in this building
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Ban

Forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
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Ban

Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
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Ban

Expel from a community or group
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