verb (used with object), forbore, forborne, forbearing.
to refrain or abstain from; desist from.
to keep back; withhold.
Obsolete. to endure.
verb (used without object), forbore, forborne, forbearing.
to refrain; hold back.
to be patient or self-controlled when subject to annoyance or provocation.
verb -bears, -bearing, -bore, -borne
when intr, often foll by from or an infinitive. to cease or refrain (from doing something)
(archaic) to tolerate or endure (misbehaviour, mistakes, etc)
a variant spelling of forebear
“to abstain,” Old English forberan “bear up against, control one’s feelings, endure,” from for- + beran “to bear” (see bear (v.)). Related: Forbearer; forbearing; forbore.
“ancestor,” late 15c., from fore “before” + be-er “one who exists;” agent noun from be.
- Forbes disease
Forbes disease (fôrbz) n. See type 3 glycogenosis.
[fawrbz-rob-ert-suh n] /ˈfɔrbzˈrɒb ərt sən/ noun 1. Sir Johnston, 1853–1937, English actor and theatrical manager.
- For better or for worse
Under good or bad circumstances, with good or bad effect. For example, For better or for worse he trusts everyone. This term became widely familiar because it appears in the marriage service of the Book of Common Prayer (1549): “With this ring I thee wed, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, for […]
[fer-bid, fawr-] /fərˈbɪd, fɔr-/ verb (used with object), forbade or forbad or forbid, forbidden or forbid, forbidding. 1. to command (a person) not to do something, have something, etc., or not to enter some place: to forbid him entry to the house. 2. to prohibit (something); make a rule or law against: to forbid the […]