beforehand


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be·fore·hand

 (bĭ-fôr′hănd′)
adv. & adj.
1. In anticipation.
2. In advance; early.

beforehand

(bɪˈfɔːˌhænd)
adj, adv (postpositive)
early; in advance; in anticipation: she came an hour beforehand.

be•fore•hand

(bɪˈfɔrˌhænd, -ˈfoʊr-)

adv., adj.
in advance; ahead of time; in anticipation.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beforehand - being ahead of time or needbeforehand - being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
Adv.1.beforehand - ahead of timebeforehand - ahead of time; in anticipation; "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand"

beforehand

adverb in advance, before, earlier, already, sooner, ahead, previously, in anticipation, before now, ahead of time How could she tell beforehand that I was going to go out?

beforehand

adverb
1. Before the expected time:
Idioms: ahead of time, in advance, with time to spare.
2. Until then:
Translations
předem
på forhånd
etukäteen
unaprijed
elõzõleg
fyrir fram
あらかじめ
미리
vnaprej
i förväg
ล่วงหน้า
sớm hơn

beforehand

[bɪˈfɔːhænd] ADVde antemano, con antelación

beforehand

[bɪˈfɔːrhænd] advau préalable, à l'avance

beforehand

advim Voraus; you must tell me beforehandSie müssen mir vorher Bescheid sagen

beforehand

[bɪˈfɔːˌhænd] advprima, in anticipo
let me know your plans beforehand → fammi sapere i tuoi piani in anticipo

before

(biˈfoː) preposition
1. earlier than. before the war; He'll come before very long.
2. in front of. She was before me in the queue.
3. rather than. Honour before wealth.
adverb
earlier. I've seen you before.
conjunction
earlier than the time when. Before I go, I must phone my parents.
beˈforehand (-hand) adverb
before the time when something else is done. If you're coming, let me know beforehand.

beforehand

مُقَدَّماً předem på forhånd vorher προκαταβολικά con antelación etukäteen précédemment unaprijed in anticipo あらかじめ 미리 van tevoren på forhånd przedtem antecipadamente заранее i förväg ล่วงหน้า daha önceden sớm hơn 预先

beforehand

adv. con anterioridad, con anticipación; de antemano.
References in classic literature ?
Tents, lunch, and croquet utensils having been sent on beforehand, the party was soon embarked, and the two boats pushed off together, leaving Mr.
Once or twice she took a quiet dinner there alone, having instructed Celestine beforehand to prepare no dinner at home.
I wish to goodness they would," said the butcher; "'twould save me a wonderful deal of harass, and I could suit my customers much better if I knew beforehand -- But there
You will remember that there was great talk, when you reached the Valley of Holiness, about my having prophesied your coming and the very hour of your arrival, two or three days beforehand.
We had engaged our seats two days beforehand, to make sure, and paid the regulation price, five dollars each; but the rest of the company were wiser; they had trusted Baedeker, and waited; consequently some of them got their seats for one or two dollars.
Well, blamed if the king didn't bill the house and the niggers and all the property for auction straight off -- sale two days after the funeral; but anybody could buy private beforehand if they wanted to.
Just let me know whenever you have anything to sell, for I'm certain beforehand I shall want it.
Martin, I imagine, has his fortune entirely to makecannot be at all beforehand with the world.
The stolidity with which I received these instructions was, no doubt, rather exasperating: for they were delivered in perfect sincerity; but I believed a person who could plan the turning of her fits of passion to account, beforehand, might, by exerting her will, manage to control herself tolerably, even while under their influence; and I did not wish to 'frighten' her husband, as she said, and multiply his annoyances for the purpose of serving her selfishness.
For the second time, without the slightest apparent reason -- for the second time, without a word of warning beforehand -- Frank suddenly re-appeared at his father's cottage.
Some minutes of silent work had passed: and the haggard eyes had looked up again: not with any interest or curiosity, but with a dull mechanical perception, beforehand, that the spot where the only visitor they were aware of had stood, was not yet empty.
Mrs Cratchit made the gravy (ready beforehand in a little saucepan) hissing hot; Master Peter mashed the potatoes with incredible vigour; Miss Belinda sweetened up the apple-sauce; Martha dusted the hot plates; Bob took Tiny Tim beside him in a tiny corner at the table; the two young Cratchits set chairs for everybody, not forgetting themselves, and mounting guard upon their posts, crammed spoons into their mouths, lest they should shriek for goose before their turn came to be helped.