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afore

adverb, chiefly dialect

Synonyms and Antonyms of afore

  1. so as to precede something in order of time some young boys raced afore to tell onlookers that there were elephants in the circus parade Synonyms ahead [chiefly dialect], already, antecedently, anteriorly, before, beforehand, earlier, formerly, preliminarily, previouslyRelated Words a priori, early, prematurely; first, first off, now; before long, erelong [archaic], presently, shortly, soonNear Antonyms behind, by and by, next, subsequentlyAntonyms after, afterward (or afterwards), later


afore

preposition, chiefly dialect

Synonyms and Antonyms of afore

  1. 1 earlier than my father, his father, and even his father afore him farmed this land Synonyms before [chiefly dialect], ahead of, ere, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, previous to, prior to, toRelated Words till, until, up toNear Antonyms next, next to, sinceAntonyms after, following

  2. 2 preceding in space a majestic sailing ship going full speed afore the wind Synonyms before [chiefly dialect], ahead of, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect]Related Words againstAntonyms after, following


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