verb (used with object), for·bade or for·bad or for·bid, for·bid·den or for·bid, for·bid·ding.
- forbes disease,
- forbes-robertson, sir johnston,
- forbidden band,
- forbidden city,
- forbidden fruit
Origin of forbid
Examples from the Web for forbid
It is an article of faith with this man that there won't be any unruly behavior or, God forbid, any scenes.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would be cautious to even pick them up and God forbid I take them home.
You can stab a woman multiple times with a knife to become a man, but God forbid you sleep with her.
“You go to Heritage, God forbid,” he says of the conservative think tank.Ralph Nader and Grover Norquist: Washington’s Most Unlikely Bromance|Eleanor Clift|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If, God forbid, we were ever not to be together, I respect him so much as the father of my children.Why Did Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Split Six Days After Closing On A $14M Mansion?|Melissa Leon|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Forbid all association or consent cheerfully to the marriage.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
We forgive them for entertaining such notions, but forbid their practice.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
Forbid that these shall in any degree be diminished by any difficulty or perplexity that may arise.The Optimist's Good Morning|Florence Hobart Perin
Under such treaties British subjects are surrendered unless the secretary of state intervenes to forbid it.
Hospital Servants--forbid vending or prescribing medicines; and all applications to be made to the medical gentlemen for relief.The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811)|David Dickinson Mann
verb -bids, -bidding, -bade, -bad, -bidden or -bid (tr)
Word Origin for forbid
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.