1. A blow as with a club; a heavy blow.
Many a stiff thwack, many a bang.
2. The sound produced by a sudden concussion.
(Bang), v. t. To cut squarely across, as the tail of a horse, or the forelock of human beings; to cut
His hair banged even with his eyebrows.
The Century Mag.
(Bang), n. The short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a
false front of hair similarly worn.
His hair cut in front like a young lady's bang.
W. D. Howells.
(Bang, Bangue) n. See Bhang.
(Bang"ing), a. Huge; great in size. [Colloq.] Forby.
(Ban"gle) v. t. [From 1st Bang.] To waste by little and little; to fritter away. [Obs.]
Bangle ear, a loose hanging ear of a horse, like that of a spaniel.
(Ban"gle), n. [Hind. bangri bracelet, bangle.] An ornamental circlet, of glass, gold, silver, or
other material, worn by women in India and Africa, and in some other countries, upon the wrist or ankle; a
(Ban"ian) (ban"yan or ban*yan"; 277), n. [Skr. banij merchant. The tree was so named by the
English, because used as a market place by the merchants.]
1. A Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer. [Written also banyan.]
2. A man's loose gown, like that worn by the Banians.
3. (Bot.) The Indian fig. See Banyan.
Banian days (Naut.), days in which the sailors have no flesh meat served out to them. This use seems
to be borrowed from the Banians or Banya race, who eat no flesh.
(Ban"ish) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banished (-isht); p. pr. & vb. n. Banishing.] [OF. banir, F. bannir,
LL. bannire, fr. OHG. bannan to summon, fr. ban ban. See Ban an edict, and Finish, v. t.]
1. To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the ruling power. "We banish
you our territories." Shak.
2. To drive out, as from a home or familiar place; used with from and out of.
How the ancient Celtic tongue came to be banished from the Low Countries in Scotland.
3. To drive away; to compel to depart; to dispel. "Banish all offense." Shak.
Syn. To Banish, Exile, Expel. The idea of a coercive removal from a place is common to these
terms. A man is banished when he is forced by the government of a country (be he a foreigner or a
native) to leave its borders. A man is exiled when he is driven into banishment from his native country
and home. Thus to exile is to banish, but to banish is not always to exile. To expel is to eject or