- forbes disease,
- forbes-robertson, sir johnston,
- forbidden band,
- forbidden city,
- forbidden fruit,
- forbidden transition,
verb (used with object), for·bade or for·bad or for·bid, for·bid·den or for·bid, for·bid·ding.
Origin of forbid
Examples from the Web for forbidden
It was forbidden to be eaten, and seen as having powers that beat back “demons and sorcerers” as well as “misfortune.”The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items such as dairy and sugar were forbidden.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So the master artist traveled to Beijing and shot in a former palace not far from the Forbidden City.
“It is forbidden in Islam to ignore the reality of contemporary times when deriving legal rulings,” they argued.
Yeonmi was forbidden from using computers in the town center because she was a foreigner.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The forbidden produce of our ideas was favoured even by those whose charge was to exclude it.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
I expect to know very shortly; and the moment I know I will try to inform you, unless I am forbidden.The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
I'm surprised at you, Miriam, when you know how dear mamma would have forbidden it.The Wild Olive|Basil King
It is to the first-born, whether a boy or a girl, that the inheritance is transmitted, and he or she is forbidden to abandon it.The Truth About Woman|C. Gasquoine Hartley
Venetian nobles were forbidden under penalty of death from holding any communication with foreign ambassadors or their households.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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.