What does Bane mean?

Bane meaning in General Dictionary

is the bane of to ruin

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  • That which destroys life esp poison of a deadly quality
  • something causing distress or demise
  • whatever destroys life, esp. poison of a deadly quality.
  • Destruction; demise.
  • Any cause of ruin, or lasting injury; damage; woe.
  • an illness in sheep, generally termed the decompose.
  • become the bane of; to ruin.

Bane meaning in Names Dictionary

Long-awaited kid.
Name Origin: Hawaiian
Name Gender: Male

Bane meaning in Law Dictionary

malefactor. Bract 1. 1, t 8, c. 1. In addition a public denunciation of a malefactor; exactly the same as to what was known as "hutesium," hue and weep. Spelman.

Bane meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English bana "killer, slayer, murderer; the devil," from Proto-Germanic *banon, cognate with *banja- "wound" (cognates: Old Frisian bona "murderer," Old Norse bani, Old High German bana "murder," Old English benn "wound," Gothic banja "stroke, wound"), from PIE root *gwhen- "to strike, kill, wound" (cognates: Avestan banta "ill"). Modern-day feeling of "what causes damage or woe" is from 1570s.

Bane meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Whatever kills life, esp. poison of a deadly quality.

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  • (letter.) Destruction; demise.
  • (letter.) Any reason behind harm, or enduring injury; damage; woe.
  • (letter.) A disease in sheep, generally called the decompose.
  • (v. t.) Is the bane of; to spoil.

Sentence Examples with the word Bane

I am your faithful slave and to you alone I can confess that my children are the bane of my life.

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