Anent Definition

Regarding; concerning.
American Heritage
Concerning; as regards; about.
Webster's New World

(archaic) Concerning, with regard to, about, in respect to, as to, insofar as, inasmuch as.


Origin of Anent

  • From Middle English anent (“insofar as, inasmuch as, in comparison with, with respect to, as regards, concerning, in the opinion or judgment of; next to, close to, up to, near, adjoining, across from, over against, facing”), anen, from Old English on emn, on efen (“level with, beside”, literally “on even”); compare Dutch neven, German neben.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English onefn near on on on efn even

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to anent using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With