Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
For*bid", v. t. [imp. Forbade (?); p. p. Forbidden (?) (Forbid, [Obs.]); p. pr. & vb. n. Forbidding (?).] [OE. forbeden, AS. forbeódan; pref. for- + beódan to bid; akin to D. verbieden, G. verbieten, Icel., fyrirbj&omac;&edh;a, forbo&edh;a, 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.]
Syn. -- To prohibit; interdict; hinder; preclude; withold; restrain; prevent. See Prohibit.
For*bid" (?), v. i. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder. I did not or forbid."
result(s) from the 1828
FORBID'', v.t. pret. forbad; pp. forbid, forbidden. Literally, to bid or command against. Hence,1. To prohibit; to interdict; to command to forbear or not to do. The laws of God forbid us to swear. Good manners also forbid us to use profane language. All servile labor and idle amusements on the sabbath are forbidden.2. To command not to enter; as, I have forbid him my house or presence. This phrase seems to be elliptical; to forbid from entering or approaching.3. To oppose; to hinder; to obstruct. An impassable river forbids the approach of the army.A blaze of glory that forbids the sight.4. To accurse; to blast. Obs.
FORBID'', v.i. To utter a prohibition; but in the intransitive form, there is always an ellipsis. I would go, but my state of health forbids, that is, forbids me to go, or my going.