• WordNet 3.6
    • v embargo prevent commerce "The U.S. embargoes Libya"
    • v embargo ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons "embargoed publications"
    • n embargo a government order imposing a trade barrier
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Embargo An edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail.☞ If the embargo is laid on an enemy's ships, it is called a hostile embargo; if on the ships belonging to citizens of the embargoing state, it is called a civil embargo.
    • v. t Embargo To lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n embargo A stoppage or seizure of ships or merchandise by sovereign authority; specifically, a restraint or prohibition imposed by the authorities of a country on merchant vessels, or other ships, to prevent their leaving its ports, and sometimes amounting to an interdiction of commercial intercourse either with a particular country or with all countries. The sequestration by a nation of vessels or goods of its own citizens or subjects, for public uses, is sometimes called a civil embargo, in contradistinction to a general prohibition from leaving port intended to affect the trade or naval operations of another nation, called international embargo.
    • n embargo Hence A restraint or hindrance imposed on anything: as, to lay an embargo on free speech.
    • embargo To lay an embargo upon; restrain the movement or voluntary use of, as ships or property, especially as an act of sovereignty or of public policy; make a seizure or arrestment of. See embargo, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Embargo em-bär′gō a temporary order from the Admiralty to prevent the arrival or departure of ships: a stoppage of trade for a short time by authority
    • v.t Embargo to lay an embargo on: to seize
    • pr.p Embargo embar′gōing; pa.p. embar′gōed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., fr. embargar, to arrest, restrain; pref. em-,L. in,) + Sp. barra, bar, akin to F. barre, bar. See Bar


In literature:

So, alas, you must wait till the embargo is taken off.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
On the following day, the disorders still continuing, the Entente Powers declared an embargo on all Greek shipping in their ports.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
As far as he was concerned, he would have broken through this embargo long ago.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
That's bondage, and it puts an embargo on the pleasant way of living that I like.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
A lifting of the war blockades and embargoes hardly helps them.
"Morals of Economic Internationalism" by John A. Hobson
Mr. Jefferson's embargo on foreign trade had paralyzed all Western commerce.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
This would have involved the complete loss of the cargo as a result of the English embargo.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
Alexander would not listen to the embargo project, nor to Francis's desperate suggestion that they should continue the war.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
A bill has passed Congress placing an embargo on many imported articles; and these articles are rising rapidly in price.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
I lay no embargo on any body's words.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen

In poetry:

And some which do reach port, I guess,
Will discharge only damaged cargoes;
Better had they been kept by stress
Of weather, or Fate's embargoes.
"Ships At Sea" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Napoleon's embargo
Is laid on all cargo
Which comfort or aid to King George may intend;
And since roll, twist and leaf,
Of all comforts is chief,
They try for to steal it from poor honest men!
"Poor Honest Men" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

A pre-embargo car in Havana.
The UN Security Council on Wednesday extended an arms embargo against Congo rebels.
UN extends arms embargo on Congo rebels.
Easing of Restraints in Cuba Renews Debate on US Embargo .
A pre- embargo car in Havana.
Urges end to US Cuba embargo for 21st year.
Repeating an annual ritual, the UN General Assembly called on Tuesday for the United States to lift its trade embargo against.
GLASGOW, Scotland — Hearts has been placed under a further 60-day transfer embargo by the Scottish Premier League following the club's failure to pay wages on time this month.
UK Statistics Authority Examining Whether PM Broke Embargo On GDP Data.
European nations to discuss lifting of arms embargo on Syria.
France will ask EU to lift embargo to provide rebels with more firepower .
Cuban foreign minister slams US over embargo.
In the lane right beside me was one of the largest vehicles I had seen since the oil embargo of 1973.
Most of them noted the news this month that President Clinton had ordered an end to the trade embargo against Vietnam, a decision that was considered a major step in a long healing process over the divisions caused by the war.
Venezuela provides Cuba with up to $15 billion a year, which helps offset the US embargo.

In science:

Sin embargo, aun es posible que existieran programas que proporcionen la cadena de salida x utilizando una descripción cuya longitud es menor a n y, sin embargo, tardasen un tiempo prácticamente infinito en ejecutarse.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Sin embargo, se han creado muchas variantes del test, como el Total Turing Test (TTT) o el Inverted Turing Test (ITT) .
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Sin embargo, existen algunos programas que se están especializando en entender estos CAPTCHAs, por lo que, para seguir siendo útiles, deben actualizarlos continuamente haciéndolos cada vez más difíciles de resolver.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Sin embargo, este término realmente fue sugerido por Zadeh para referirse a estas máquinas cada vez más ‘inteligentes’.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Sin embargo, varios de estos sistemas de evaluación resultan incompletos para evaluar la inteligencia general, como por ejemplo: la falta de un resultado gradual (test de Turing), la interpretación sólo empírica de los resultados obtenidos (psicometría o workshops on Performance Metrics), etc.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans