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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ta·boo /təˈbu, tæ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ta·boo /təˈbu, tæ-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ta·boo n. A total prohibition of intercourse with, use of, or approach to, a given person or thing under pain of death, -- an interdict of religious origin and authority, formerly common in the islands of Polynesia; interdiction. [Written also tabu.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ta·boo, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tabooed p. pr. & vb. n. Tabooing.] To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set apart as a sanctuary for criminals. [Written also tabu.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ta·boo a. [Written also tabu and tapu.]  Set apart or sacred by religious custom among certain races of Polynesia, New Zealand, etc., and forbidden to certain persons or uses; hence, prohibited under severe penalties; interdicted; as, food, places, words, customs, etc., may be taboo.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our
             house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo
             subject" [syn: forbidden, out(p), prohibited, proscribed,
              tabu, verboten]
      2: forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
         [syn: tabu]
      n 1: a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific
           islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something
           because of its sacred nature [syn: tabu]
      2: an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or
         emotional aversion [syn: tabu]
      v : declare as sacred and forbidden