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 screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
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.