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beforehand meaning and definition

BEFOREHAND adjective

Definition of beforehand (adjective)

  1. being ahead of time or need
    • "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
    • synonyms: advance


Definition of beforehand (adverb)

  1. ahead of time; in anticipation
    • "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand"
    • synonyms: ahead, in advance
Source: Princeton University Wordnet