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Definition of the adjective beforehand

What does beforehand mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. being ahead of time or need
    • example: was beforehand with her report
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonym of beforehand: advance
    • similar: early

Definition of the adverb beforehand

What does beforehand mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. ahead of time; in anticipation
    • example: should have made reservations beforehand
    • synonyms of beforehand: ahead / in advance

Alternative definition of the adverb beforehand


  1. At an earlier or preceding time.

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Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language. To which are added, a Vocabulary of Scripture Proper Names, and a concise Classical Dictionary (1847)

by Robert SULLIVAN (LL.D.)

to consider beforehand. Precogitation, s. previous consideration. Precogni"tion, s. previous knowledge. Precompose, v. to compose beforehand.

Google previewA Dictionary and Glossary of the Qur'an (2006)

to do a thing before, prepare beforehand, send before (with and with or without acc.) ...

Google previewJohnson's Dictionary (1836)

by Samuel Johnson

to choose beforehand. Pre-eminence,prè-ém'-mê-néuse. s. superiority, precedence . [above ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language (1906)

Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea; a Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words, Prepared Under the Supervision of Francis Andrew March ... and Francis Andrew March, Jr by Francis Andrew March

A conclusion decided beforehand. Intention. A settled purpose of the mind. See Pu Roose. Parti pris [F.J. Well-settled determination. Predeliberation. Deliberation beforehand. Predetermination. A purpose formed beforehand. Premeditation.

Google previewSpelling Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

by [John] Entick

a declaration beforehand Preoccupancy, s. a first or previous profession Preoccupate, r. a. to anticipate, prepossess, bias Preoccupation, s. a prepossession, prejudice, bias ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language (1877)

by Robert Joseph Sullivan

to elect beforehand. Pre-election, s. previous election. Pre-eminence, *. eminence above others.

Google previewJohnson's Dictionary of the English Language, in Miniature. To which is Added an Alphabetical Account of Heathen Deities .. (1808)

by Samuel Johnson

to decree beforehand Predetermination, f. previous resolution Pre'dial, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... (1862)

To which is Added, a Concise Classical Dictionary by Robert Sullivan

settled beforehand. Preconsi'gn, v. to consign beforehand. Precontract, *. a previous contract. Precontract', v. to contract beforehand. Precur' sor, s. a forerunner, a harbinger. Precursory, a. introductory. * Precur'sory, *. an ...

Google previewJohnson's Dictionary of the English Language in miniature. To which are added, an alphabetical account of the heathen deities; and a list of the cities, boroughs, and market towns in England and Wales. Embellished with a portrait of Dr. Johnson. [Compiled by Joseph Hamilton.] Second edition (1795)

by Samuel Johnson, Rev. Joseph HAMILTON (M.A.)

to chuse beforehand Pre'eminence, s. superiority, precedence Pre'eminent, ...

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Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. (George Eliot)
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Scrabble value of B3E1F4O1R1E1H4A1N1D2

The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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