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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How to say forbid in sign language?

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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. Linda Losey:

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

  2. Kristin Knutzen:

    It's an opportunity for parents, not to necessarily forbid their kids from watching this or listening to this but really to sit down with them and understand what they are watching and why it's important to them.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(c) I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THERE ARE HOSPITALS AND SOME RESTAURANTS, AND OTHER FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS IN AMERICA THAT- THROW AWAY GOOD FOOD- INSTEAD OF GIVING IT TO PEOPLE IN NEED, SUCH AS THE HOMELESS, SICK AND INFIRM, AND THOSE IN POOR AREAS. WHEN I ASK ABOUT THIS I AM TOLD THAT- THE GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS FORBID THEM TO GIVE IT AWAY TO THOSE IN NEED BECAUSE OF IMPENDING LEGAL PROBLEMS WHICH MAY ARISE. WHAT A DAMN SHAME! I FIND MYSELF HELPING TO FEED THE -STREET PEOPLE- ON MY OWN ACCORD AND RESOURCES. THEY ALSO HAVE TOLD ME THEIR STORIES.

  4. Kaplan Thaler:

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

  5. Vince DiPersio:

    She is a nationally known figure and she has a big brand. God forbid someone gets out and does something terrible, but Kim is willing to take that risk.

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