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, nix(verb)

    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, forbid(verb)

    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. forbid(Verb)

    To disallow

  2. forbid(Verb)

    To proscribe

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forbid

    of Forbid

  2. Forbid(verb)

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

  3. Forbid(verb)

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

  4. Forbid(verb)

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

  5. Forbid(verb)

    to accurse; to blast

  6. Forbid(verb)

    to defy; to challenge

  7. Forbid(verb)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.

  2. Kaplan Thaler:

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

  3. Hamid Haidary:

    God forbid our love will harm Essa Khan or his family.

  4. Marc Friedland:

    Plan A and Plan B, just in case, God forbid, anything happens.

  5. Linda Losey:

    God forbid you should tell me no, i’ll find a way to get it done.

Images & Illustrations of forbid

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