aforehand

adverb
afore·​hand | \ ə-ˈfȯr-ˌhand \

Definition of aforehand

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly dialectal

aforehand

adjective
afore·​hand | \ ə-ˈfȯr-ˌhand \

Definition of aforehand (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly dialectal
: ready for the future sagacity that is aforehand with events— Samuel Richardson

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First Known Use of aforehand

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1533, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aforehand

Adverb

Middle English aforhonde, aforhand, from afor afore + hond, hand hand entry 1

Adjective

derivative of aforehand entry 1

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The first known use of aforehand was in the 14th century

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“Aforehand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aforehand. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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