Definition of fornent in English:


Line breaks: for|nent
Pronunciation: /fɔːˈnɛnt
, fə-/
(also fornenst)


dialect , chiefly Scottish
  • Alongside, opposite, or close by.
    More example sentences
    • My, my, my, what became of the big tree that used to grow fornenst your little house?
    • They lie fornenst, on either side of me, face-up, hands locked behind their heads, under the puffy, cotton-ball clouds.


late Middle English: blend of the adverb fore and anent.

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