Forbidden
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.] [1913 Webster]

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]


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