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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
be•fore•hand /bɪˈfɔrˌhænd/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. in advance;
    ahead of time;
    earlier:Anticipate the problems beforehand.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
be•fore•hand  (bi fôrhand′, -fōr-), 
adv., adj. 
  1. in anticipation;
    in advance;
    ahead of time:We should have made reservations beforehand. I hope to be beforehand with my report.
Etymology:
  • Middle English bifor-hand. See before, hand 1175–1225


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

beforehand /bɪˈfɔːˌhænd/ adj , adv (postpositive)
  1. early; in advance; in anticipation



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