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Webster 1828 Edition


Fromward

FROM'WARD

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adv.
Away from; the contrary of toward.

Definition 2022


fromward

fromward

English

Alternative forms

  • frammard, fromard, frommard, frommart, frommet, frommud, vrammard, vrammerd

Adjective

fromward (comparative more fromward, superlative most fromward)

  1. Turned away; averse.
  2. (now dialect, Southern England, Midlands, West Country) Leaning or listing away from; distant from; on the right-hand side; on the opposite side.

Usage notes

Traditionally used in ploughing (or similarly with harvest-field teams) in which the driver walks on the left-hand side; hence the right-hand side being linked with the off-hand or opposite side.

Adverb

fromward (comparative more fromward, superlative most fromward)

  1. (now dialect, Southern England, Midlands, West Country) Forth; forward.

Noun

fromward (plural fromwards)

  1. (now dialect, Southern England, Midlands, West Country) A cleaving tool; an iron instrument with a blade set at right angles on a short handle, used for splitting laths or rails.

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Preposition

fromward

  1. (now dialect, Southern England, Midlands, West Country) From; away from.

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