Definition of fornent in English:

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Pronunciation: /fɔːˈnɛnt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also fornenst /fɔːˈnɛnst/)

adverb& preposition

Scottish & Northern Irish
Facing or in front of: [as preposition]: I stood fornent a roaring fire
More example sentences
  • He lived in a little house fornent the chapel.
  • There's a quay fornent it.
  • Every year after yon, in the winter time, a seal came up fornent the house.


Early 16th century: from fore + anent.

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