- n. 走私；走私货；战时禁运品（等于contraband of war）
- adj. 禁运的；非法买卖的
contra-, 相对，相反。-ban, 命令，禁令。拼写受band影响。
- contraband:  Contraband means literally ‘proclamation against’ – hence ‘prohibition’. It comes via French contrebande from Italian contrabbando, a compound formed from contra ‘against’ (see CONTRARY) and bando ‘proclamation’ (whose source was late Latin bannus, bannum, a relative of English ban). The sense ‘dealing in prohibited goods’ had already developed before English acquired the word, and rapidly developed through ‘smuggling’ to ‘smuggled goods’.
=> ban, contrary
- contraband (n.)
- 1520s, "smuggling;" 1590s, "smuggled goods;" from Middle French contrebande "a smuggling," from older Italian contrabando (modern contrabbando) "unlawful dealing," from Latin contra "against" (see contra) + Medieval Latin bannum, from Frankish *ban "a command" or some other Germanic source (see ban (v.)).
- 1. The ship was found not to be carrying any contraband.
- 2. The customs officers rummaged the ship suspected to have contraband goods.
- 3. You don't have any contraband from Shanghai, do you?
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- 4. I thought it was only people like Li Mei - t'ing who carried contraband!
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- 5. Most of the city markets were flooded with contraband goods.
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