to forbid (an action, activity, etc.) by authority or law: Smoking is prohibited here.
to forbid the action of (a person).
to prevent; hinder.
Origin: 1400–50;late Middle English < Latinprohibitus past participle of prohibēre to hold before, hold back, hinder, forbid, equivalent to pro-pro-1 + -hibēre, combining form of habēre to have, hold; see habit
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.