Anenst
Anenst A*nenst", Anent A*nent", prep. [OE. anent, anentis, anence, anens, anents, AS. onefen, onemn; an, on, on + efen even, equal; hence meaning, on an equality with, even with, beside. See {Even}, a.] [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] 1. Over against; as, he lives anent the church. [1913 Webster]

2. About; concerning; in respect; as, he said nothing anent this particular. [1913 Webster]


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  • anenst — I Cleveland Dialect List against (near to, or opposite/over against): I sat close anenst him , [set your name...anenst his II North Country (Newcastle) Words over against, towards, opposite to …   English dialects glossary

  • anenst — /euh nenst /, prep. Brit. Dial. anent (def. 2). [ME anenist, equiv. to anen (see ANENT) + is adv. gen. suffix + excrescent t] * * * …   Universalium

  • anenst — əˈnenzt, en(t)st preposition Etymology: Middle English, alteration of anentes, alteration (influenced by es s, adverb ending) of anent dialect chiefly Britain : anent * * * /euh nenst /, prep. Brit. Dial. anent ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anent — Anenst A*nenst , Anent A*nent , prep. [OE. anent, anentis, anence, anens, anents, AS. onefen, onemn; an, on, on + efen even, equal; hence meaning, on an equality with, even with, beside. See {Even}, a.] [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] 1. Over against; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ferninst — fer·ninst (fər nĭnstʹ) also for·nent (fər nĕntʹ) prep. Chiefly Midland U.S. Opposite, near to, or against: Their barn is ferninst the house.   [Dialectal fornent, fornenst: fore + anent, anenst(from Middle English. See anent).]   …   Universalium

  • anent — (prep.) concerning, about, early 13c., onont on level with, also in the company of, fronting against, from O.E. on efn near to, close by, originally on even (ground) with; the parasitic t added 12c. A northern form (in Midlands, anenst, with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • about — prep 1. concerning, concerned with, touching, dealing with, regarding, in or with regard to, anent, respecting, with respect to, referring to, with reference to, of; relating to, in relation to, relative to, connected or associated with; engaged… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • aneanst — obs. form of anenst, anent …   Useful english dictionary

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