follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

forby

[fawr-bahy] /fɔrˈbaɪ/
preposition, adverb, Chiefly Scot.
1.
close by; near.
2.
Also, forbye.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see for-, by
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for forbye

forby

/fɔːˈbaɪ; Scottish fərˈbaɪ/
preposition, adverb (Scot)
1.
besides; in addition (to)
2.
(obsolete) near; nearby
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for forbye

14
14
Scrabble Words With Friends