Definition of beforehand
1a : in anticipationb : in advance
2 : ahead of time : early
First Known Use of beforehand
BEFOREHAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beforehand for English Language Learners
: in advance : at an earlier or previous time
BEFOREHAND Defined for Kids
Definition of beforehand for Students
: at an earlier or previous time They decided beforehand to leave early.
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