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preface


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Preface  \Pref"ace\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prefaced};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Prefacing}.] 
  To  introduce  by  a  preface;  to  give  a  preface  to  as  to 
  preface  a  book  discourse. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Preface  \Pref"ace\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  preface.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Preface  \Pref"ace\  (?;  48),  n.  [F.  pr['e]face;  cf  Sp  prefacio 
  prefacion  It  prefazio  prefazione  all  fr  L.  praefatio 
  fr  praefari  to  speak  or  say  beforehand;  prae  before  +  fari, 
  fatus,  to  speak.  See  {Fate}.] 
  1.  Something  spoken  as  introductory  to  a  discourse,  or 
  written  as  introductory  to  a  book  or  essay;  a  proem;  an 
  introduction,  or  series  of  preliminary  remarks. 
 
  This  superficial  tale  Is  but  a  preface  of  her  worthy 
  praise.  --Shak. 
 
  Heaven's  high  behest  no  preface  needs  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  The  prelude  or  introduction  to  the  canon  of 
  the  Mass.  --Addis  &  Arnold. 
 
  {Proper  preface}  (Ch.  of  Eng.  &  Prot.  Epis.  Ch.),  a  portion 
  of  the  communion  service,  preceding  the  prayer  of 
  consecration,  appointed  for  certain  seasons. 
 
  Syn:  Introduction;  preliminary;  preamble;  proem;  prelude; 
  prologue. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  preface 
  n  :  a  short  introductory  essay  preceding  the  text  of  a  book 
  [syn:  {foreword},  {prolusion}] 
  v  :  furnish  with  a  preface  [syn:  {premise},  {introduce}] 




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