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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
be•fore•hand /bɪˈfɔrˌhænd/USA pronunciation
adv. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- in advance;
ahead of time;
earlier:Anticipate the problems beforehand.
(bi fôr′hand′, -fōr′-), adv., adj.
- in anticipation;
ahead of time:We should have made reservations beforehand. I hope to be beforehand with my report.
- Middle English bifor-hand. See before, hand 1175–1225
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
beforehand /bɪˈfɔːˌhænd/ adj , adv (postpositive)
- early; in advance; in anticipation
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