Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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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."