Before

  • 21 before — /bəˈfɔ / (say buh faw), /bi / (say bee ) adverb 1. in front; in advance; ahead. 2. in time preceding; previously. 3. earlier or sooner: begin at noon, not before. –preposition 4. in front of; ahead of; in advance of: before the house. 5.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 22 before — 1. preposition 1) he dressed up before going out Syn: prior to, previous to, earlier than, preparatory to, in preparation for, preliminary to, in anticipation of, in expectation of; in advance of, ahead of, leading up to, on the eve of; rare… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 23 before — 1. preposition 1) he dressed up before going out Syn: prior to, previous to, earlier than, preparatory to, in advance of, ahead of, pre ... 2) he appeared before the judge Syn: in front of, in the presence of 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 24 before — 1. preposition /bɪˈfɔː/bɪˈfɔːr,bəˈfɔːr/ a) Earlier than (in time). He stood before me. b) In front of in space. The case laid before the panel aroused nothing but ridicule. Syn: by …

    Wiktionary

  • 25 before — adv 1. in front, up front, out front, in advance, in the van, in the lead, in the forefront, in the foreground; ahead, Inf. dead ahead, forward; first, foremost, headmost. 2. previously, formerly, hitherto, heretofore, ere, erenow, Archaic.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 26 before — Synonyms and related words: above, aforetime, ahead, ahead of time, already, ante, before all, before now, beforehand, beforetime, betimes, by choice, by election, by vote, confronting, earlier, early, ere, ere then, erenow, erewhile, erst,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 27 before — [OE] Before is a Germanic compound, made up of *bi ‘by’ and *forana ‘from the front’ (the resulting *biforana entered Old English as beforan). The second element, *forana, is a derivative of *fora, source of English for; this originally meant… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 28 before — A word of time meaning prior to, but subject to construction in connection with the context in which it appears. 32 Am J1st Time § 26. Generally, where an act is required to be done a specified number of days before an event, the required number… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 29 before — [OE] Before is a Germanic compound, made up of *bi ‘by’ and *forana ‘from the front’ (the resulting *biforana entered Old English as beforan). The second element, *forana, is a derivative of *fora, source of English for; this originally meant… …

    Word origins

  • 30 Before L.A.X — Sortie en 2008, Before Lax est une mixtape qui constitue le prélude de L.A.X., troisième album studio du rappeur américain The Game. Liste des titres 01 Big Dreams 02 Pain ft Keyshia Cole 03 N.... Wit Attitude 04 Black Wall Street Is My Click 05… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 31 before — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. foremost, ahead; forward; beforehand, sooner, previously, heretofore. See priority, precedence.Ant., after. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [In time] Syn. previously, earlier, in the past, since, already …

    English dictionary for students

  • 32 before —   Mua, ē, alia, i ka wā mamua.    ♦ Ten minutes before five, umi minuke i koe, kani ka hola elima …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 33 before — Prior to; preceding; in front of; at the disposal of; in a higher position. In the presence of; under the official purview of; as in a magistrate s jurat, before me personally appeared, etc. When used as a preposition, does not indicate a period… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 34 before — Prior to; preceding; in front of; at the disposal of; in a higher position. In the presence of; under the official purview of; as in a magistrate s jurat, before me personally appeared, etc. When used as a preposition, does not indicate a period… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 35 before — prep. of place. RG. 443 adv. of time. RG. 443. [biforen] Wright’s L. P. p. 24 == foreward, onward. O. and N. 774 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 36 before — be·fore || bɪfɔː adv. previously, in the preceding time conj. preceding, previous prep. in front of, in the presence of …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 37 before — ær, for, ær þæm þe …

    English to the Old English

  • 38 before — preposition, conjunction, & adverb 1》 during the period of time preceding. 2》 in front of.     ↘in front of and required to answer to (a court of law, tribunal, or other authority). 3》 in preference to; with a higher priority than. Origin OE… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 39 before — I. prep. 1. Preceding, in advance of, ahead of, in front of, in the van of. 2. Prior to, previous to. 3. In the presence of, face to face with, in the sight of. 4. Near the front of, in front of. 5. Under the jurisdiction, judgment, control, or… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 40 before — be·fore …

    English syllables