Definition of anent in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈnɛnt/


archaic or Scottish
Concerning; about: I’ll say a few words anent the letter
More example sentences
  • Alan Clayton's letter anent the Battle of Trafalgar is wrong on two counts.
  • She had been good enough to send written instructions in advance regarding what questions she could, and could not, be asked (nothing anent The Gathering Place documentary film).
  • Be aware: the rhetoric anent minorities has been reversed, so that the rural community is now dismissed on the very grounds on which other groups were formerly mollycoddled.


Old English on efen 'in line with, in company with'.

Words that rhyme with anent

absent, accent, ascent, assent, augment, bent, cement, cent, circumvent, consent, content, dent, event, extent, ferment, foment, forewent, forwent, frequent, gent, Ghent, Gwent, lament, leant, lent, meant, misrepresent, misspent, outwent, pent, percent, pigment, rent, scent, segment, sent, spent, stent, Stoke-on-Trent, Tashkent, tent, torment, Trent, underspent, underwent, vent, went

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