beforehand

  • 1 Beforehand — Be*fore hand , adv. [Before + hand.] [1913 Webster] 1. In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; often followed by with. [1913 Webster] Agricola . . . resolves to be beforehand with the danger. Milton. [1913 Webster] The last… …

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  • 2 Beforehand — Be*fore hand , a. In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded. [1913 Webster] Rich and much beforehand. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 beforehand — I adverb ahead of, already, antecedent to, as a precursor to, before now, earlier, early, in advance of, in anticipation, on the eve of, preparatory to, previous to, previously, prior to II index aforethought Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C.… …

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  • 4 beforehand — also before hand, early 13c., from BEFORE (Cf. before) + HAND (Cf. hand), of uncertain signification, unless the original notion is payment in advance or something done before another s hand does it. Hyphenated from 18c., one word from 19c …

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  • 5 beforehand — *early, betimes, soon Antonyms: behindhand …

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  • 6 beforehand — [adj/adv] early advanced, ahead, ahead of time, already, ante, antecedently, before, before now, earlier, fore, in advance, in anticipation, precedently, precocious, previous, previously, sooner; concept 820 Ant. after, afterward, behind, later …

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  • 7 beforehand — ► ADVERB ▪ in advance …

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  • 8 beforehand — [bē fôr′hand΄, bi fôr′hand΄] adv., adj. 1. ahead of time; in advance 2. in anticipation; exercising forethought …

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  • 9 beforehand — [[t]bɪfɔ͟ː(r)hænd[/t]] ADV: usu ADV after v, also ADV with cl If you do something beforehand, you do it earlier than a particular event. How could she tell beforehand that I was going to go out?... Saunas can be hazardous if misused. Avoid a big… …

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  • 10 beforehand — /bi fawr hand , fohr /, adv., adj. in anticipation; in advance; ahead of time: We should have made reservations beforehand. I hope to be beforehand with my report. [1175 1225; ME bifor hand. See BEFORE, HAND] * * * …

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  • 11 beforehand — be|fore|hand S3 [bıˈfo:hænd US ˈfo:r ] adv before something else happens or is done ▪ The police need to be briefed beforehand on how to deal with this sort of situation. ▪ When you give a speech, it s natural to feel nervous beforehand …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 beforehand — adverb before something else has happened or is done: The police need to be briefed beforehand on how to deal with this sort of situation. | When you give a speech, it s natural to feel nervous beforehand …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 beforehand — adv. in anticipation; in advance; in readiness (had prepared the meal beforehand). Phrases and idioms: be beforehand with anticipate; forestall. Etymology: ME f. BEFORE + HAND: cf. AF avant main …

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  • 14 beforehand — adverb At an earlier or preceding time. Will it be possible to have access to the room beforehand so that we can set up chairs? Syn: in advance Ant: afterwards …

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  • 15 beforehand — adv. Beforehand is used with these verbs: ↑know …

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  • 16 beforehand — be|fore|hand [ bı fɔr,hænd ] adverb * before a particular event: used especially for talking about something done in preparation for the event: If you do most of the cooking beforehand, you ll enjoy the evening more …

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  • 17 beforehand — adverb bring any notes you compiled beforehand Syn: in advance, ahead of time, in readiness; before, before now/then, earlier (on), previously, already, sooner Ant: afterward …

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  • 18 beforehand */ — UK [bɪˈfɔː(r)hænd] / US [bɪˈfɔrˌhænd] adverb before a particular event: used especially for talking about something done in preparation for the event If you do most of the cooking beforehand, you ll enjoy the evening more …

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  • 19 beforehand — [bɪˈfɔːhænd] adv before a particular event If you do most of the cooking beforehand, you ll enjoy the evening more.[/ex] …

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  • 20 beforehand —   Mua, e.    ♦ To show beforehand, ho okū ike, hō ike ē …

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