2. One who maintains the doctrine of progression in organic forms; opposed to uniformitarian. H.
(Prog"ress*ist) n. One who makes, or holds to, progress; a progressionist.
(Pro*gress"ive) a. [Cf. F. progressif.]
1. Moving forward; proceeding onward; advancing; evincing progress; increasing; as, progressive motion or
course; opposed to retrograde.
2. Improving; as, art is in a progressive state.
Progressive euchre or whist, a way of playing at card parties, by which after every game, the losers
at the first table go to the last table, and the winners at all the tables, except the first, move up to the
next table. Progressive muscular atrophy (Med.), a nervous disorder characterized by continuous
atrophy of the muscles.
Pro*gress"ive*ly, adv. Pro*gress"ive*ness, n.
(Progue) v. i. To prog. [Obs.] P. Fletcher.
(Progue), n. A sharp point; a goad. [Scot. & Local, U. S.] v. t. To prick; to goad. [ Scot. &
Local, U. S.].
(Pro"heme) n. Proem. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Pro*hib"it) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prohibited; p. pr. & vb. n. Prohibiting.] [L. prohibitus, p. p.
of prohibere to prohibit; pro before, forth + habere to have, hold. See Habit.]
1. To forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we
prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from
stealing, or it prohibits stealing.
Prohibit was formerly followed by to with the infinitive, but is now commonly followed by from with the
verbal noun in -ing.
2. To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.
Gates of burning adamant,Milton.
Barred over us, prohibit all egress.
Syn. To forbid; interdict; debar; prevent; hinder. Prohibit, Forbid. To forbid is Anglo-Saxon, and is
more familiar; to prohibit is Latin, and is more formal or official. A parent forbids his child to be out late
at night; he prohibits his intercourse with the profane and vicious.
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