fornent

preposition

for·​nent
fə(r)ˈnent
variants or less commonly fernent or forenent or forninst
-ˈninzt,
-ˈnin(t)st
or less commonly fornenst
-ˈnenzt,
-ˈnen(t)st
or forenenst or ferninst
1
dialectal : in front of : opposite
a little square fornent the church
2
dialectal : near to : alongside of : beside, against
left the shovel fornent the fence

Word History

Etymology

Middle English (Scots dialect) fornent, forenent, fornentis, from Middle English for-, fore- fore + anent or anentes anenst

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“Fornent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fornent. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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