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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.