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Definition of FORBIDDEN

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Forbidden \For*bid"den\, a.
     Prohibited; interdicted.
     [1913 Webster]

           I know no spells, use no forbidden arts. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     {Forbidden fruit}.
     (a) Any coveted unlawful pleasure, -- so called with reference to the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden. (b) (Bot.) A small variety of shaddock ({Citrus decumana}). The name is given in different places to several varieties of Citrus fruits. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Forbid \For*bid"\ (f[o^]r*b[i^]d"), v. t. [imp. {Forbade} (f[o^]r*b[a^]d"); p. p. {Forbidden} (f[o^]r*b[i^]d"d'n) ({Forbid}, [Obs.]); p. pr. & vb. n. {Forbidding} (f[o^]r*b[i^]d"d[i^]ng).] [OE. forbeden, AS. forbe['o]dan; pref. for- + be['o]dan to bid; akin to D. verbieden, G. verbieten, Icel. fyrirbj[=o][eth]a, forbo[eth]a, Sw. f["o]rbjuda, Dan. forbyde. See {Bid}, v. t.]
     1. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict. [1913 Webster]

              More than I have said . . .
              The leisure and enforcement of the time Forbids to dwell upon.                --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter. [1913 Webster]

              Have I not forbid her my house?       --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army. [1913 Webster]

              A blaze of glory that forbids the sight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     4. To accurse; to blast. [Obs.]
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              He shall live a man forbid.           --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     5. To defy; to challenge. [Obs.] --L. Andrews.

     Syn: To prohibit; interdict; hinder; preclude; withhold; restrain; prevent. See {Prohibit}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "forbidden": banned, barred, contraband, forbade, forbid, illegal, illicit, nonpermissible, not permitted, off limits, out of bounds, outlawed, prohibited, ruled out, taboo, tabooed, unallowed, unauthorized, under the ban, unlawful, unlicensed, unpermissible, unsanctioned, untouchable, verboten, vetoed


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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