to expel from or relegate to a country or place by authoritative decree; condemn to exile:
He was banished to Devil’s Island.
to compel to depart; send, drive, or put away:
to banish sorrow.
Is the GOP becoming a smaller tent where dissent is grounds for banishment?
The GOP’s Liability on the Fringe Howard Kurtz May 7, 2011
Hard to say if the banishment will make any impact on the outcome on the medal stand.
The Olympics Are Already Two Days Old. This Is Your Test. Kevin Bleyer February 8, 2014
It was this bullishness that clashed with Bigelow and Boal, leading to his banishment from the set.
The Pariah of Oscar Weekend Nicole LaPorte March 3, 2010
Nowhere has the banishment of love and passion been more complete than it has in politics.
Mark Sanford Is a Romantic Hero Ben Crair June 25, 2009
While quarantined, she was seemingly powerless to challenge her banishment to a tent in Newark.
Are Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Legal? Tim Mak October 27, 2014
If a Sudra presumed to sit upon a Brahmin’s carpet, his punishment was banishment.
Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume III (of 20) Charles Sumner
Mademoiselle held the royal warrant of her father’s banishment in her hand.
Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini
Guillem Arnaud was in no way abashed by the banishment of his colleague.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II Henry Charles Lea
You must journey on to Pesaro with me despite this banishment of which you have told me.
The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
He swept away by death or banishment all who opposed his authority or excited his fears.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
to expel from a place, esp by an official decree as a punishment
to drive away: to banish gloom
c.1500, from banish + -ment.
late 14c., banischen, from banniss-, extended stem of Old French banir “announce, proclaim; levy; forbid; banish, proclaim an outlaw,” from a Germanic source (perhaps Frankish *bannjan “to order or prohibit under penalty”), or from Vulgar Latin cognate *bannire (see bandit). Related: Banished; banishing.
a baluster. Sometimes, banisters. the balustrade of a staircase. Contemporary Examples “I saw one man, he got tired, and he went over to the banister and he jumped off and killed himself,” she says. The Haunted Symbol of New Orleans Nicole LaPorte August 27, 2010 Historical Examples With one hand she grasped the banister and […]
- Banister back
a back of a chair or the like, usually having semicircular spindles between the top rail and the cross rail or seat.
a baluster. Sometimes, banisters. the balustrade of a staircase. Historical Examples He was coming downstairs with quaking legs; his face was ashen white, and he leaned heavily on the banisters. Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille Emile Zola The girl, under a spell of the Dead Man’s will, came out to […]
banyan (def 2). Also called banyan tree. an East Indian fig tree, Ficus benghalensis, of the mulberry family, having branches that send out adventitious roots to the ground and sometimes cause the tree to spread over a wide area. Also, bania, baniya. a Hindu trader or merchant of a particular caste, the rules of which […]