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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a government order imposing a trade barrier;
[syn: embargo, trade embargo, trade stoppage]

VERB (2)

1. ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons;
- Example: "embargoed publications"

2. prevent commerce;
- Example: "The U.S. embargoes Libya"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embargo \Em*bar"go\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embargoed; p. pr. & vb. n. Embargoing.] To lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embargo \Em*bar"go\, n.; pl. Embargoes. [Sp., fr. embargar to arrest, restrain; pref. em- (L. in) + Sp. barra bar, akin to F. barre bar. See Bar.] 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. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

embargo n 1: a government order imposing a trade barrier [syn: embargo, trade embargo, trade stoppage] v 1: ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons; "embargoed publications" 2: prevent commerce; "The U.S. embargoes Libya"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "embargo": Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, ban, bar, bar out, barrier, barring, block, blockade, blockage, boycott, cease, cessation, check, circumscription, contraband, count out, cut off, debar, debarment, debarring, demarcation, denial, deny, disallow, disallowance, enjoin, exception, exclude, exclude from, exclusion, forbid, forbiddance, forbidden fruit, forbidding, freeze out, hinder, hindrance, hold back, hold up, ignore, impede, impediment, inadmissibility, index, index expurgatorius, index librorum prohibitorum, inhibit, inhibition, injunction, interdict, interdiction, interdictum, keep out, law, leave out, lock out, lockout, narrowing, no-no, nonadmission, omission, omit, ostracize, outlaw, pass over, preclude, preclusion, prevent, prevention, prohibit, prohibition, prohibitory injunction, proscribe, proscription, refusal, refuse, reject, rejection, relegate, relegation, repress, repression, repudiate, repudiation, restrain, restraint, restrict, restriction, restrictive covenants, retard, rule out, ruling out, say no to, send to Coventry, shut out, statute, stop, stoppage, sumptuary laws, suppress, suppression, taboo, zoning, zoning laws
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

EMBARGO, maritime law. A proclamation, or order of state, usually issued in time of war, or threatened hostilities, prohibiting the departure of ships or goods from some, or all the ports of such state, until further order. 2 Wheat. 148. 2. The detention of ships by an embargo is such an injury to the owner as to entitle him to recover on a policy of insurance against "arrests or detainments." And whether the embargo be legally or illegally laid, the injury to the owner is the same; and the insurer is equally liable for the loss occasioned by it. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 12, s. 5; 1 Kent, Com. 60 1 Bell's Com. 517, 5th ed. 3. An embargo detaining a vessel at the port of departure, or in the course of the voyage, does not, of itself, work a dissolution of a charter party, or the contract with the seamen. It is only a temporary restraint imposed by authority for legitimate political purposes, which suspends, for a time, the performance of such contracts, and leaves the rights of parties untouched, 1 Bell's Com. 517; 8 T. R. 259; 5 Johns. R. 308; 7 Mass. R. 325, 3 B. & P. 405-434; 4 East, R. 546-566.