bane: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bān), [key]
- a person or thing that ruins or spoils: Gambling was the bane of his existence.
- a deadly poison (often used in combination, as in the names of poisonous plants): wolfsbane; henbane.
- death; destruction; ruin.
- that which causes death or destroys life: entrapped and drowned beneath the watery bane.
- bane (Thesaurus)