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British Dictionary definitions for inby

inby

adverb
  1. Scot into the house or an inner room; inside; within
  2. Scot and Northern English dialect towards or near the house
adjective
  1. Scot and Northern English dialect located near or nearest to the housethe inby field

Word Origin

C18: from in (adv) + by (adv)
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