forbidden forbidden  /ˈfɔr bɪ dən/


  1. (v) command against
  2. (v) keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  3. (adj) excluded from use or mention

Derived Word(s)


  1. The serpent tempts Eve into eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge.
  2. The nutty flavors and raven tones of forbidden rice were once reserved for Chinese emperors.


  1. Italy National Soccer Team Confined to Hotel Amid Brazil Protest

    Italy’s national soccer team, in Brazil for FIFA’s Confederations Cup tournament, has been forbidden from leaving its hotel in Salvador because of security concerns over protests that have spread throughout the country.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. "Big Fish Casino" Introduces New "Forbidden Island" Slots Game

    SEATTLE, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Fish , the world's largest producer of casual games, today announced a new explosive and fast-paced slot machine game, "Forbidden Island". This new ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. 'Forbidden Broadway' revue has wicked fun at expense of stars of stage

    Stars can be hams? Who knew? CATCO pokes fun at Broadway’s spotlight hogs in Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits: Vol. 1, lyricist Gerard Alessandrini’s off-Broadway revue that spoofs the biggest Broadway stars and hits.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch


  1. "When Jackie Chan and I first wanted to work together 15 years ago, our passion was at its peak. ...... Our desire to succeed was very strong," the 44-year-old Li told The Associated Press. "Now we joke that when we watch the `The Forbidden...
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Jet Li Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "I am descended from people once forbidden their most basic and fundamental freedoms, a people desperate for hope and willing to fight for it - and so are you," Patrick told the crowd. "This commonwealth, and nation modeled on it, is at its...
    on Jan 4, 2007 By: Deval Patrick Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "This was a whole lot more than a simple affair, this was a love story," Sanford told to the AP. "A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day."
    on Jun 30, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source: New York Times

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