Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Beforehand; in advance; in anticipation.
  • Beforehand in condition; forehanded: as, he is aforehand with the world.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Archaic or Dial. Prepared; previously provided; -- opposed to behindhand.
  • adverb Archaic or Dial. Beforehand; in anticipation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Beforehand; in advance; in anticipation.
  • adjective Beforehand in condition; forehanded.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English aforehande, equivalent to afore- +‎ hand.

Examples

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • You generally don't need to be paranoid about your money in Mexico but in the cantinas, especially after a couple hours of heavy drinking and petting the precautions you mentioned aforehand are a good idea.

    Monterrey Help Please

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  • ...and so much VIGILANCE, so much apprehensiveness, that her fears are ever aforehand with her dangers.

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 14, 2007