What does Forbid mean?

Definitions for Forbid
fərˈbɪd, fɔr-For·bid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixverb

    command against

    "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"

  2. prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidverb

    keep from happening or arising; make impossible

    "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

Wiktionary

  1. forbidverb

    To disallow

    Etymology: From forbeden, from forbeodan, equivalent to . Cognate with verbieden, verbieten, förbjuda.

  2. forbidverb

    To proscribe

    Etymology: From forbeden, from forbeodan, equivalent to . Cognate with verbieden, verbieten, förbjuda.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forbid

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  2. Forbidverb

    to command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict

  3. Forbidverb

    to deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter

  4. Forbidverb

    to oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army

  5. Forbidverb

    to accurse; to blast

  6. Forbidverb

    to defy; to challenge

  7. Forbidverb

    to utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forbid

    for-bid′, v.t. to prohibit: to command not to do: (Shak.) to restrain.—n. Forbid′dance, prohibition: command or edict against a thing.—adj. Forbid′den, prohibited: unlawful.—adv. Forbid′denly (Shak.), in a forbidden or unlawful manner.—adj. Forbid′ding, repulsive: raising dislike: unpleasant.—adv. Forbid′dingly.—n. Forbid′dingness.—Forbidden, or Prohibited, degrees, degrees of consanguinity within which marriage is not allowed; Forbidden fruit, or Adam's apple, a name fancifully given to the fruit of various species of Citrus, esp. to one having tooth-marks on its rind. [A.S. forbéodan, pa.t. forbéad, pa.p. forboden. See pfx. for-, and bid; cf. Ger. verbieten.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Forbid' in Verbs Frequency: #932

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forbid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forbid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Forbid in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Henry:

    Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!

  2. Mike Schneider:

    Every year, you read about some little boy or girl who is hit in the chest at the wrong moment, and the heart stops, we talk about the fact that, God forbid, if it happened to one of our kids -- and we have 800 of them -- the whole thing would be worth it.

  3. Rebecca West:

    God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.

  4. Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer:

    Her feeling is, if something is going on, there is nothing you can do about it, short of termination, i think it would be important to know, and if God forbid she is positive, then we can look closely by ultrasound and get a lot more information.

  5. Nissim Hakmon:

    We are waiting for the army, or, God forbid, for the worst to happen.

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