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fornent Line breaks: for|nent
Pronunciation: /fɔːˈnɛnt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also fornenst)

Definition of fornent in English:


dialect, chiefly Scottish
Alongside, opposite, or close by.
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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