forby
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /fəˈbʌɪ/
Adjective

forby

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Uncommon; out of the ordinary; extraordinary; superior.
    He's a forbye man.
Adverb

forby

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Past; by; beyond.
    • 1899, Richard Garnett, Alois Leonhard Brandl, The universal anthology:
      To see the world and folk that went forby, […]
  2. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Uncommonly; exceptionally.
    He was forby kind.
Preposition
  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Beyond; past; more than; greater than; over and above; moreover.
  2. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic, of time) Past; gone by; over.
  3. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Near; beside; by, close to.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii:
      Those were the two sonnes of Acrates old / Who meeting earst with Archimago slie, / Foreby that idle strond, of him were told, / That he, wich earst them combatted, was Guyon bold.
  4. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) On one side; out of the way.
  5. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) Besides; in addition to; as well as; not to mention.
    There was other six forby me.
  6. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, archaic) With the exception of; not taking into account.
Synonyms


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