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Meaning & Definition of Beforehand in English

English

Beforehand

/bɪfɔrhænd/

adjective

1. Being ahead of time or need

  • "Gave advance warning"
  • "Was beforehand with her report"
    synonym:
  • advance(a)
  • ,
  • beforehand(p)

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"
    synonym:
  • ahead
  • ,
  • in advance
  • ,
  • beforehand

Examples of using

How much of this did you know beforehand?
If you cannot come you should let me know beforehand.
There is no such thing, at this stage of the world’s history in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for ano