Word Origin for ayont

a, from Old English an on + yont yon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for ayont

Historical Examples of ayont

  • Ayont the hoose there,” replied Peter, who was crouching behind a tree-stump.

    Hunted and Harried

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • In front of a tavern, ayont yonder, a horse was whinneying as I came up.

    The Road to Paris

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • Enter a well-filled car in "the wee small hours ayont the twal."

    The World on Wheels and Other Sketches

    Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor

  • But 'the wee small hour ayont the twal' found him still searching, and still unsuccessful.

  • Yir mother's bearin' her sorrow all alane in Ettrick and her laddie'll bear it ayont the ocean.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles