forby

or for·bye

[fawr-bahy]
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preposition, adverb Chiefly Scot.

close by; near.

Nearby words

  1. forbidden transition,
  2. forbidding,
  3. forbore,
  4. forborne,
  5. forbush decrease,
  6. force,
  7. force carrier,
  8. force cup,
  9. force de frappe,
  10. force feed

Origin of forby

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at for-, by1

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British Dictionary definitions for forby

forby

forbye

preposition, adverb Scot

besides; in addition (to)
obsolete near; nearby
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