from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Forbidden; prohibited.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. forbidden, prohibited

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. excluded from use or mention


German, past participle of verbieten, to forbid, from Middle High German, from Old High German farbiotan; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German verbotenĀ ("forbidden"). (Wiktionary)



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