Search Result for "forbidden":
1. excluded from use or mention;
- Example: "forbidden fruit"
- Example: "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"
- Example: "a taboo subject"
[syn: forbidden, out(p), prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Forbidden \For*bid"den\, a. Prohibited; interdicted. [1913 Webster] I know no spells, use no forbidden arts. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Forbidden fruit. (a) Any coveted unlawful pleasure, -- so called with reference to the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden. (b) (Bot.) A small variety of shaddock (Citrus decumana). The name is given in different places to several varieties of Citrus fruits. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
forbidden adj 1: excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject" [syn: forbidden, out(p), prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "forbidden": banned, barred, contraband, forbade, forbid, illegal, illicit, nonpermissible, not permitted, off limits, out of bounds, outlawed, prohibited, ruled out, taboo, tabooed, unallowed, unauthorized, under the ban, unlawful, unlicensed, unpermissible, unsanctioned, untouchable, verboten, vetoed