For*bid" (fŏr*bĭd"), v.
t. [imp. Forbade (-băd");
p. p. Forbidden (-bĭd"d'n)
(Forbid, [Obs.]); p. pr. & vb. n.
Forbidding (?).] [OE. forbeden, AS.
forbeódan; pref. for- + beódan to
bid; akin to D. verbieden, G. verbieten, Icel.
fyrirbjōða, forboða, Sw.
förbjuda, Dan. forbyde. See Bid, v.
t.] 1. To command against, or contrary
to; to prohibit; to interdict.
More than I have said . . . Shak.
The leisure and enforcement of the time
Forbids to dwell upon.
2. To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by
express command; to command not to enter.
Have I not forbid her my house?
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
4. To accurse; to blast. [Obs.]
He shall live a man forbid.
5. To defy; to challenge. [Obs.] L.
Syn. -- To prohibit; interdict; hinder; preclude; withhold;
restrain; prevent. See Prohibit.
For*bid" (?), v. i. To utter a
prohibition; to prevent; to hinder. "I did not or