Definition of Forby

1. adv. & prep. Near; hard by; along; past.



Definition of Forby

1. Adjective. (context: UK dialectal Northern England Scotland archaic) Uncommon; out of the ordinary; superior. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: UK dialectal Northern England Scotland archaic) Past; by; beyond. ¹

3. Adverb. (context: UK dialectal Northern England Scotland archaic) Uncommonly; exceptionally. ¹

4. Preposition. (context: UK dialectal Northern England Scotland archaic) Beyond; past; more than; greater than; over and above; moreover. ¹

5. Preposition. (context: UK dialectal Northern England Scotland archaic) (context: of time) Past; gone by; over. ¹

6. Preposition. (context: UK dialectal Northern England Scotland archaic) Near; beside; by, close to. ¹

7. Preposition. (context: UK dialectal Northern England Scotland archaic) On one side; out of the way. ¹

8. Preposition. (context: UK dialectal Northern England Scotland archaic) Besides; in addition to; as well as; not to mention. ¹

9. Preposition. (context: UK dialectal Northern England Scotland archaic) With the exception of; not taking into account. ¹

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Definition of Forby

1. close by [prep]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forby

forboden
forbodes
forboding
forbodings
forbore
forborne
forbought
forbreak
forbroke
forbruise
forbs
forburn
forburst
forbuy
forbuyer
forby (current term)
forbye
forc'd
forc't
forcarve
forcast
forcasten
forcat
forcats
forcause
force
force-fed
force-feed
force-feed lubricating system
force-feeding

Literary usage of Forby

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"Joseph forby, he came into possession of the valuable rectory of Fincham, Norfolk. ... forby assisted Mr. Mannings in his ' Pursuits of Agriculture,' and in ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"forby; Ess.; Norf. Hoi.; Suff. (2) ' Different species of ... Holl. It is also applied to various cornfield woods. E. Anglia, forby. Hal. Haa. ..."

3. The Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain by John Britton (1812)
"Copy of a teller from Mr. forby to Mr. Britton. Dear Sir, 1 have carefully examined the plan of Castle-Acre Priory, and have written a few notes on the ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1836)
"Robert forby. 2 vols. 8vo. London. 1830. 8. A Glossary of North Country Words. By John Trotter Brocket!, FSA Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1829. 9. ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1873)
"Further illustrations are given by forby. From AS seel, a season. ... The etymology suggested by Hickes is partly wrong ; forby and Moor discuss it without ..."

6. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"... forby turn-coats amang oursel, . The Twa Herds. 14. Overhang. The Sun that overhangs yon moors, О wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us To see ..."

7. The London Catalogue of Books Published in Great Britain: With Their Sizes by Thomas Hodgson (1851)
"I 0 A'id,oU forby (Rolt.) Glossary of Norfolk and Suffolk, 2 v. poet 8vo . . 0 12 0 JR Smili - (UE) Alarm in Zion, a Tract for the Times, ..."

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