Forbode meaning

To portend or foretell, especially of ill; to serve as a sign or ill omen.

The dark clouds forbode of fierce storms.

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A command forbidding a thing.

God's/The Lord's forbode.

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Obsolete simple past tense of forbid.
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Origin of forbode

  • From Middle English forbode, forbod, from Old English forbod (“a forbidding, prohibition”), from Proto-Germanic *furbudą (“prohibition”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (“to be awake, fully perceive”). Cognate with Dutch verbod, German Verbot, Danish forbud, Swedish förbud. More at forbid.
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  • From Middle English, from Old English forbēad/forbudon, past tense forms of forbēodan (“to forbid”). More at forbid.
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  • From Middle English foreboden, from Old English forebodian (“to announce, declare”), equivalent to fore- +‎ bode.
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