2. To treat with consideration or indulgence.
Forbearing one another in love.Eph. iv. 2.
3. To cease from bearing. [Obs.]
Whenas my womb her burden would forbear.Spenser.
(For*bear"ance) n. The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.
He soon shall findMilton.
Forbearance no acquittance ere day end.
2. The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering.
Have a continent forbearance, till the speed of his rage goes slower.Shak.
Syn. Abstinence; refraining; lenity; mildness.
(For*bear"ant) a. Forbearing. [R.] Carlyle.
(For*bear"er) n. One who forbears. Tusser.
(For*bear"ing), a. Disposed or accustomed to forbear; patient; long-suffering. For*bear"ing*ly,
(For*bid") v. t. [imp. Forbade (-bad"); p. p. Forbidden (-bid"d'n) (Forbid, [Obs.]); p. pr. &
vb. n. Forbidding ] [OE. forbeden, AS. forbeódan; pref. for- + beódan to bid; akin to D. verbieden, G.
verbieten, Icel. fyrirbjoða, forboða, Sw. förbjuda, Dan. forbyde. See Bid, v. t.]
1. To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
More than I have said . . .Shak.
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?Shak.
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.Dryden.
4. To accurse; to blast. [Obs.]
He shall live a man forbid.Shak.
5. To defy; to challenge. [Obs.] L. Andrews.
Syn. To prohibit; interdict; hinder; preclude; withhold; restrain; prevent. See Prohibit.
(For*bid") v. i. To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder. "I did not or forbid." Milton.