[fer-bid, fawr-] /fərˈbɪd, fɔr-/
verb (used with object), forbade or forbad or forbid, forbidden or forbid, forbidding.
to command (a person) not to do something, have something, etc., or not to enter some place:
to forbid him entry to the house.
to prohibit (something); make a rule or law against:
to forbid the use of lipstick; to forbid smoking.
to hinder or prevent; make impossible.
to exclude; bar:
Burlesque is forbidden in many cities.
verb (transitive) -bids, -bidding, -bade, -bad, -bidden, -bid
to prohibit (a person) in a forceful or authoritative manner (from doing something or having something)
to make impossible; hinder
to shut out or exclude
God forbid!, may it not happen
Old English forbeodan “forbid, prohibit,” from for- “against” + beodan “to command” (see bid). Common Germanic compound (cf. Dutch verbieden, Old High German farbiotan, German verbieten, Old Norse fyrirbjoða, Gothic faurbiudan “to forbid”). Related: Forbade; forbidden.
see: god forbid
[fer-bid-ns, fawr-] /fərˈbɪd ns, fɔr-/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being .
[fer-bid-n, fawr-] /fərˈbɪd n, fɔr-/ verb 1. a past participle of . adjective 2. not allowed; prohibited: a forbidden food in his religion. 3. Physics. involving a change in quantum numbers that is not permitted by the selection rules: forbidden transition. [fer-bid, fawr-] /fərˈbɪd, fɔr-/ verb (used with object), forbade or forbad or forbid, forbidden […]
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