[ frey ]

preposition, adverbScot.

Origin of frae

1175–1225; Middle English (north) fra, frae<Old Norse frāfrom

Words Nearby frae Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use frae in a sentence

  • "Noo, this is a rotten story frae end to end o't," he went on after a short pause to wipe his face with a handkerchief.

    The Underworld | James C. Welsh
  • Sometimes I rest 'em in the teabox to keep 'em awa' frae the bairns, but I canna find 'em theer.

  • We maun get another subsidy frae the Commons, and that will make ae compting of it.

    The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
  • A' the life o' his body, a' the strength o' his speerit, were glowerin' frae his een.

  • Shoemakers were then a very drucken set, but his beasts keepit him frae them.

    Captains of Industry | James Parton

British Dictionary definitions for frae


/ (freɪ) /

  1. a Scot word for from

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