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beforehand


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beforehand  \Be*fore"hand`\,  a. 
  In  comfortable  circumstances  as  regards  property;  forehanded. 
 
  Rich  and  much  beforehand.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beforehand  \Be*fore"hand`\,  adv  [Before  +  hand.] 
  1.  In  a  state  of  anticipation  ore  preoccupation;  in  advance; 
  --  often  followed  by  with 
 
  Agricola  .  .  .  resolves  to  be  beforehand  with  the 
  danger.  --Milton. 
 
  The  last  cited  author  has  been  beforehand  with  me 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  By  way  of  preparation,  or  preliminary;  previously; 
  aforetime. 
 
  They  may  be  taught  beforehand  the  skill  of  speaking. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beforehand 
  adj  :  being  ahead  of  time  or  need  "gave  advance  warning";  "was 
  beforehand  with  her  report"  [syn:  {advance(a)},  {beforehand(p)}] 
  adv  :  ahead  of  time;  in  anticipation;  "when  you  pay  ahead  (or  in 
  advance)  you  receive  a  discount";  "We  like  to  plan 
  ahead";  "should  have  made  reservatons  beforehand"  [syn: 
  {ahead},  {in  advance}] 




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