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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forbidden  \For*bid"den\,  a. 
  Prohibited;  interdicted. 
 
  I  kniw  no  spells,  use  no  forbidden  arts.  --Milton. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forbid  \For*bid"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Forbade};  p.  p. 
  {Forbidden}({Forbid},  [Obs.]);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Forbidding}.] 
  [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. 
 
  More  than  I  have  said  .  .  .  The  leisure  and 
  enforcement  of  the  time  Forbids  to  dwell  upon 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  deny,  exclude  from  or  warn  off  by  express  command;  to 
  command  not  to  enter 
 
  Have  I  not  forbid  her  my  house?  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  oppose,  hinder,  or  prevent,  as  if  by  an  effectual 
  command;  as  an  impassable  river  forbids  the  approach  of 
  the  army. 
 
  A  blaze  of  glory  that  forbids  the  sight.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  accurse;  to  blast.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  shall  live  a  man  forbid.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  defy;  to  challenge.  [Obs.]  --L.  Andrews. 
 
  Syn:  To  prohibit;  interdict;  hinder;  preclude;  withold; 
  restrain;  prevent.  See  {Prohibit}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forbidden 
  adj  :  excluded  from  use  or  mention;  "forbidden  fruit";  "in  our 
  house  dancing  and  playing  cards  were  out";  "a  taboo 
  subject"  [syn:  {out(p)},  {prohibited},  {proscribed},  {taboo}, 
  {tabu}] 




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