fornenst or for·nent [fer-nenst] Examples preposition Midland U.S. and British Dialect.
- next to; near to: They walked fornenst one another down the sidewalk.
- against; facing; opposite.
Examples from the Web for fornenst Historical Examples of fornenst
You wouldn’t do behind his back what you’d be afraid to do fornenst his face, would you?
St. John G. Ervine
And when the north is fornenst you, as you say, is the east on your right or your left hand?
Fornent, fornenst, forenenst; opposite: he and I sat fornenst each other in the carriage.
P. W. Joyce
I will show that are proposition is unconstitutionable, inlegal, and fornenst the compact.
British Dictionary definitions for fornenst fornenst preposition
- Scot and Northeast English dialect situated against or facing towards
Word Origin for fornenst from Scottish, from fore 1 + anenst a variant of archaic anent