forbidding forbidding  /fər ˈbɪ dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) command against
  2. (v) keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  3. (n) an official prohibition or edict against something
  4. (adj) harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
  5. (adj) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Despite the prison prohibition forbidding for-profit sale of artwork, many of the pieces sold by Ed Mead on his prisonart.
  2. She rides horses to crisscross Tibet's forbidding passes and plateaus.
  3. When nongamers look at the Master Chief's helmet, they see a forbidding, anonymous mask.

News

  1. Ill. prosecutor criticized over concealed-carry

    An Illinois prosecutor's decision to let citizens immediately start carrying concealed weapons despite a state law forbidding it is drawing fire from several of his colleagues across Illinois.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KWQC-TV 6 Davenport

  2. Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass

    Casinos in New Jersey and Nevada are among those forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. Casinos ban gamblers from wearing Google Glass

    Casinos in several states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  • Among the laws that might pass constitutional muster, Alito wrote: "Prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Kansas City Star

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