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forby

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preposition for·by \fȯr-ˈbī\
variants: or

forbye

Definition of forby

  1. 1 archaic a :  pastb :  near

  2. 2 chiefly Scotland :  besides

Origin and Etymology of forby

Middle English forby, preposition & adverb, from fore- + by


First Known Use: 14th century


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forby

adverb for·by
variants: or

forbye

Definition of forby

chiefly Scotland

  1. :  besides :  in addition

1590

First Known Use of forby

1590

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