[syn: banned, prohibited]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prohibit \Pro*hib"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prohibited; p. pr.
& vb. n. Prohibiting.] [L. prohibitus, p. p. of prohibere
to prohibit; pro before, forth + habere to have, hold. See
1. To forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited
Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we
prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing
of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from stealing, or
it prohibits stealing.
Note: Prohibit was formerly followed by to with the
infinitive, but is now commonly followed by from with
the verbal noun in -ing.
2. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.
Gates of burning adamant,
Barred over us, prohibit all egress. --Milton.
Syn: To forbid; interdict; debar; prevent; hinder.
Usage: Prohibit, Forbid. To forbid is Anglo-Saxon, and is
more familiar; to prohibit is Latin, and is more
formal or official. A parent forbids his child to be
out late at night; he prohibits his intercourse with
the profane and vicious.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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]
2: forbidden by law [syn: banned, prohibited]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "prohibited":
absurd, banned, barred, closed-out, contraband, contrary to reason,
debarred, deported, ejected, excluded, exiled, expelled, forbade,
forbid, forbidden, hopeless, illegal, illicit, impossible,
inconceivable, left out, liquidated, logically impossible,
nonpermissible, not in it, not included, not permitted,
not possible, off limits, out of bounds, outlawed, oxymoronic,
paradoxical, precluded, preposterous, purged, ridiculous,
ruled out, ruled-out, self-contradictory, shut out, taboo, tabooed,
unallowed, unauthorized, under the ban, unimaginable, unlawful,
unlicensed, unpermissible, unsanctioned, unthinkable, untouchable,