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

    of Forbid

  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. Del Rio:

    At the end of the day, cruise ships have General Motors, propellers and rudders, and God forbid we can't operate in the state of Florida for whatever reason, then there are other states that we do operate from, and we can operate from Royal Caribbean for a ship that otherwise would have gone to Florida.

  3. Kaplan Thaler:

    Of course, god forbid I would let her actually fall.

  4. John Rhys-Davies:

    It's an age where politicians don't actually say what they believe, they are afraid of being judged as being partisan. Heaven forbid that we should criticize people who, after all, share a different value system. 'But it's all relevant. It's all equally relative. We're all the same. And God and the devil, they're the same, aren't they, really? Right and wrong? It's really just two faces of the same coin,'.

  5. Scott Kane:

    I just felt it's my responsibility to find some way of protecting my family if God forbid something worse happens when I'm not at home.

Images & Illustrations of forbid

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