Search Result for "prohibited":
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]
2. forbidden by law;
[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 Habit.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Note: Prohibit was formerly followed by to with the infinitive, but is now commonly followed by from with the verbal noun in -ing. [1913 Webster] 2. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude. [1913 Webster] Gates of burning adamant, Barred over us, prohibit all egress. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
prohibited 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, verboten, vetoed