forbye
I. preposition see forby I II. adverb see forby II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • forbye — /fɔˈbaɪ/ (say faw buy) Chiefly Scottish –preposition 1. close by; near: forbye the stream. 2. besides; not to mention: *There s muckle whusky i the house, / Forbye what s in the keg. –a.b. (banjo) paterson, 1895. –adverb 3. Obsolete also;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • forbye — 1. adverb besides 2. preposition besides …   Wiktionary

  • forbye — [fə bʌɪ, fɔ: ] (also forby) adverb & preposition archaic or Scottish in addition; besides …   English new terms dictionary

  • forbye — prep. & adv. archaic or Sc. prep. besides. adv. in addition …   Useful english dictionary

  • forby — I. preposition or forbye Etymology: Middle English forby, preposition & adverb, from fore + by Date: 14th century 1. archaic a. past b. near 2. chiefly Scottish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forby — /fawr buy /, prep., adv. Chiefly Scot. 1. close by; near. 2. besides. Also, forbye. [1200 50; ME; see FOR , BY] * * * …   Universalium

  • forby — or forbye [fôr bī′] prep., adv. [ME forbi (see FOR & BY), akin to Ger vorbei] Chiefly Scot. besides …   English World dictionary

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