Definitions

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  • adjective Forbidden; prohibited.

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  • adjective forbidden, prohibited

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  • adjective excluded from use or mention

Etymologies

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[German, past participle of verbieten, to forbid, from Middle High German, from Old High German farbiotan; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.]

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From German verboten ("forbidden").

Examples

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  • assorted prohibitions

    November 10, 2008

  • Ha, I remember taking a picture of that sign when I was in Saint Petersburg.

    November 10, 2008

  • Ok, I only understood about half of those little pictograms.

    November 10, 2008

  • I think most of them were developed with Quentin Crisp in mind. Nobody likes to have naked civil servants wantonly launching ocean liners or diving from lighthouses in their public parks.

    November 11, 2008