1

forby

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

Definition of forby

1 archaic
a : past
b : near
2 chiefly Scotland : besides

Origin and Etymology of forby

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


2

forby

adverb
variants: or forbye

Definition of forby

chiefly Scotland
: besides : in addition

First Known Use of forby

1590

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