beforehand

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beforehand (not comparable)

  1. At an earlier or preceding time.
    Will it be possible to have access to the room beforehand so that we can set up chairs?

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Adjective[edit]

beforehand (comparative more beforehand, superlative most beforehand)

  1. (obsolete) In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
    • Francis Bacon
      rich and much beforehand
  2. In a state of anticipation or preoccupation; often followed by with.
    • Milton
      Agricola [] resolves to be beforehand with the danger.
    • Addison
      The last cited author has been beforehand with me.