What does prohibit mean?

Definitions for prohibitproʊˈhɪb ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prohibit.

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"


  1. prohibit(Verb)

    To forbid, disallow, or proscribe; to make illegal or illicit.

    The restaurant prohibits smoking on the patio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prohibit(verb)

    to forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from stealing, or it prohibits stealing

  2. Prohibit(verb)

    to hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prohibit

    prō-hib′it, v.t. to hinder: to check or repress: to prevent: to forbid: to interdict by authority.—ns. Prohib′iter; Prohibi′tion, the act of prohibiting, forbidding, or interdicting: an interdict: the forbidding by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks; Prohib′itionism; Prohibi′tionist, one who favours prohibitory duties in commerce: one who advocates the forbidding by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks.—adj. Prohib′itive.—adv. Prohib′itively.—adj. Prohib′itory, that prohibits or forbids: forbidding.—Prohibited degrees (see Forbidden degrees, under Degree).—Writ of prohibition (law), a writ from a superior tribunal staying proceedings in a lower court: (Scots law) a clause in a deed of entail forbidding the heir to sell the estate, contract debt, &c. [L. prohibēre, prohibitumpro, before, habēre, to have.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prohibit' in Verbs Frequency: #1092


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prohibit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prohibit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Sick minds like to prohibit; healthy minds like to free!

  2. John Fudenberg:

    Our investigation will not prohibit or delay the services they have planned.

  3. Eugene Pak:

    Set a term for your distribution agreements to expire. Most states prohibit termination without cause.

  4. President Harding:

    Let the black man vote when he is fit to vote; prohibit the white man voting when he is unfit to vote.

  5. Superintendent Leavell:

    However, it must prohibit any conduct by employees that would serve as District endorsement of religion.

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