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

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

  2. forbid(Verb)

    To proscribe

    Etymology: 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

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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. College Fixpointed:

    Having a Carly Fiorina or a, heaven forbid, Sarah Palin in the White House would set all women back of course, because their agendas are firmly and unequivocally anti-feminist.

  2. Abdul Ali Ladhari:

    We went and covered up the tourists that died -- God rest their souls -- and waited, terrified, in complete chaos. We were scared that -- God forbid -- there might be a second shooter. It was all just a mess.

  3. Jonah Hill:

    In America at that time in the 90s, traditional masculinity was not to show emotion, not to show sensitivity, not to show vulnerability because it's feminine or, God forbid, gay to do so, we're kind of not saying what we mean and we're not actually expressing what's happening here ... I just wanted to show that that's problematic.

  4. Alex Azar:

    God forbid we get great data and it comes out of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board and the FDA finds that it meets their standards, and we aren't ready to distribute, we need to be ready for all contingencies and that's why the CDC is doing this.

  5. Marc Friedland:

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

Images & Illustrations of forbid

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