or for·nent


preposition Midland U.S. and British Dialect.

next to; near to: They walked fornenst one another down the sidewalk.
against; facing; opposite. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Scot and Northeast English dialect situated against or facing towards

Word Origin for fornenst

from Scottish, from fore 1 + anenst a variant of archaic anent
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