- forbidden band,
- forbidden city,
- forbidden fruit,
- forbidden transition,
- forbush decrease,
Origin of forbidding
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 forbidding
Graterford is a forbidding, shabby, woebegone facility built in 1929.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As forbidding as this terrain is, there is another force at work on the ocean surface – the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?|Clive Irving|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Mujahid pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Islamic State commanding good and forbidding evil,” it reads.The Mystery of Donald Ray Morgan, the 44-Year-Old American Who Loved ISIS|Michael Daly|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The guidelines go further in forbidding the mere consideration of any significant political action against Israel.How Hillel Is Losing Touch With the People It Purports to Embrace|Israeli Opposition Network|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And this peculiar Camelot is set down in a vast natural desert, forbidding, unknowable.‘Drive’ Author James Sallis on His Sequel, ‘Driven’|Alex Dueben|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Only in forbidding tenement-house manufacture absolutely can there be any safety for either consumer or producer.Prisoners of Poverty|Helen Campbell
Joan had never seen him appear like this, and she shrank as from another and forbidding side of the man.The Border Legion|Zane Grey
It was the only room that had been finished off, and the garret outside looked dark and forbidding.Facing the World|Horatio Alger
But this forbidding, wreck-strewn land of wild, jutting crags has a weird beauty of its own.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
For instance, we have been forbidding the Austrians to join with Germany, to emigrate, or to obtain the raw materials of industry.The Problem of China|Bertrand Russell
verb -bids, -bidding, -bade, -bad, -bidden or -bid (tr)
Word Origin for forbid
"uninviting," 1712, present participle adjective from forbid. Related: Forbiddingly; forbiddingness.
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.