serving utilitarian purposes only; mechanical; practical:
architecture that was more banausic than inspired.
The burghers began to tune the melodies of a new music: a banausic artisan song.
Women of the Teutonic Nations Hermann Schoenfeld
merely mechanical; materialistic; utilitarian
“merely mechanical,” coined 1845 from Greek banausikos “pertaining to mechanics,” from banausos “artisan, mere mechanical,” hence (to the Greeks) “base, ignoble;” perhaps literally “working by fire,” from baunos “furnace, forge” (but Klein dismisses this as folk etymology and calls it “of uncertain origin”).
noun a district in S Northern Ireland, in Co Down. Pop: 43 083 (2003 est). Area: 442 sq km (170 sq miles) Historical Examples I heard so, but you hear a good deal that isn’t so in banbridge! The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman I’ll go to banbridge a Friday wi’ you to settle wi’ […]
the seat on which judges sit in court. in banc, with all the judges of a court present; as a full court: a hearing in banc. Historical Examples Char–banc, shar′-a-bang, n. a long light vehicle with transverse seats. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various In some models these seats stretch back […]
noun the selling of insurance products by a bank to its customers noun See bankassurance
noun a bank that sells insurance products