aforehand

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

aforehand (not comparable)

  1. (archaic or dialect) Beforehand; in advance; in anticipation.
    • Bible, Mark xiv. 8
      She is come aforehand to anoint my body.

Adjective[edit]

aforehand (comparative more aforehand, superlative most aforehand)

  1. Beforehand in condition; forehanded.
    He is aforehand with the world.