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 . . .
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 sight.

4. To accurse; to blast. [Obs.]

He shall live a man forbid.

5. To defy; to challenge. [Obs.] L. Andrews.

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 forbid." Milton.