beforehand

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adverb or adjective be·fore·hand \bi-ˈfȯr-ˌhand, bē-\

Definition of beforehand

  1. 1a :  in anticipationb :  in advance

  2. 2 :  ahead of time :  early

First Known Use of beforehand

13th century


BEFOREHAND Defined for English Language Learners

beforehand

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adverb

Definition of beforehand for English Language Learners

  • : in advance : at an earlier or previous time


BEFOREHAND Defined for Kids

beforehand

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adverb be·fore·hand \bi-ˈfȯr-ˌhand\

Definition of beforehand for Students

  1. :  at an earlier or previous time They decided beforehand to leave early.



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