American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. In anticipation.
- adv. In advance; early.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anticipation; in advance.
- Before there is time for anything to be done; before anything is done.
- To be beforehand with, to anticipate; be in advance of; be prepared or ready for.
- In good pecuniary circumstances; having enough to meet one's obligations and something over; forehanded: as, “rich and much beforehand,”
- adv. At an earlier or preceding time.
- adj. obsolete In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by
- adv. By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.
- adj. In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
- adv. ahead of time; in anticipation
- adj. being ahead of time or need
“It gives them, as it were, the title beforehand, to make them feel how doubly miserable it must be not only not to obtain it, but to forfeit it after it had been already ours.”
“I guarantee new customers will never find you without knowing your name beforehand.”
“This is the very case I am speaking of; the man should not have married so soon; he should have staid till he had, by pushing on his trade, and living close in his expense, increased his stock, and been what we call beforehand in the world; and had he done thus, he had not been undone by marrying.”
“Then to conclude with the "serious" message that is supposed to convert those on the fence after already whining, "we hate Obama" over and over again beforehand?”
“WWD caught up with Cardin beforehand who explained his inspiration: Showing that the brand still exists as a creative force -- that's what drives me.”
“How many more innocent people need to be shot before they realize that an ounce of prevention beforehand is worth more than a ton of punishment afterward?”
“Luckily, there was a hard drive around that had uploaded his big noggin beforehand, and it was rebooted, albeit to a time before the Civil War storyline when he infamously supported the Superhuman Registration Act. "It was a dark trip, but I feel a real sense of ownership now, which is weird," Fraction explains.”
“To assume that people can, or should be able to, pay for college tuition out of pocket, without borrowing or saving beforehand, is misguided.”
“That's why testing the cement beforehand is very important.”
“The new court date, assuming that the matter isn't moot well beforehand, is October 16.”
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