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beforee*fore" (&?;), prep. [oe. beforen, biforen, before, as. beforan; pref. be- + foran, fore, before. see be-, and fore.] 1. in front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house. his angel, who shall go before them in a cloud and pillar of fire. 2. preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; -- sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that. before abraham was, i am. 58. before this treatise can become of use, two points are necessary.note: formerly before, in this sense, was followed by that. "before that philip called thee i saw thee." i. 48. 3. an advance of; farther onward, in place or time. the golden age is before us. arlyle. 4. prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than. he that cometh after me is preferred before me. i. 15. the eldest son is before the younger in succession. 5. in presence or sight of; face to face with; facing. abraham bowed down himself before the people. xxiii. 12. wherewith shall i come before the lord? --micah vi. 6. 6. under the cognizance or jurisdiction of. if a suit be begun before an archdeacon. 7. open for; free of access to; in the power of. the world was all before them where to choose.before the mast (naut.), as a common sailor, -- because the sailors live in the forecastle, forward of the foremast.before the wind (naut.), in the direction of the wind and by its impulse; having the wind aft.before e*fore", adv. 1. on the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; -- opposed to in the rear. the battle was before and behind. xiii. 14. 2. in advance. "i come before to tell you." 3. in time past; previously; already. you tell me, mother, what i knew before. 4. earlier; sooner than; until then. when the butt is out, we will drink water; not a drop before.note: before is often used in self-explaining compounds; as, before-cited, before-mentioned; beforesaid.   similar words(13) 

 to lay before  to set before  to get before  come before  before the footlights  before the mast  before the wind  the cart before the horse  before the beam  before long  accessary before the fact  to carry all before one  accessary before 


Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of.  


Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than.  


Preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; -- sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that.  


Open for; free of access to; in the power of.  


In presence or sight of; face to face with; facing.  


In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house.  


An advance of; farther onward, in place or time.  


On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; -- opposed to in the rear.  


In time past; previously; already.  


In advance.  


Earlier; sooner than; until then.  

OriginFrom Shakespeare's Macbeth.

MeaningItems of quality offered to those who aren't cultured enough to appreciate them. OriginFrom the bible - matthew 7,6. 'Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet.

OriginPart of introductory voiceover to star Trek.

Adverb1. earlier in time; previously; "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier" (synonym) earlier2. at or in the front; "I see the lights of a town ahead"; "the road ahead is foggy"; "staring straight ahead"; "we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front"; "with the cross of jesus marching on before" (synonym) ahead, in front

prep., roimhin the presence of: i láthair (g.), ós comhair (g.), os coinnein front of: roimh, ar bhéalaibh (g.)in preference to: tarprior in time: roimhalready: cheanabefore I go: sula dtéim (see also front)just before: fáconj., sula (sura)

Blaenllaw = n. first hand, yn mlaen llaw, before hand

Cyn = n. foremost part, or chief; a first chief; prep. before, ad. before, conj. sooner than; a. prefix denoting priority: n. wedge; chisel

Cynt = a. first, earliest, prime, ad. formerly, before

Dar = a. prefix that implies before, upon, or about to be, analogous to

Dyrag = n. progress, prep. before

Dyragu = v. to precede, to go before

Echdoe = n. the day before yesterday, adv. on the day before yesterday

Echnos = n. night before last

Rhac = n. what is opposite; a wrest; a spine; prep. before, from; for

Rhag = n. a front, a van; an entrance, prep. before, against; from

Rhagaddasu = v. to fit before hand

Rhagagori = v. to open before

Rhagammheu = v. to doubt before hand

Rhaganfon = v. to send before

Rhagarwain = v. to lead before

Rhagawd = n. a going before; a going against; opposition v. to go before;

Rhagbarodi, Rhagbarotoi = v. to prepare before

Rhagbwyso = v. to weigh before

Rhagchwilio = v. to search before

Rhagddarbodi = v. to provide before

Rhagddarmerthu = v. to prepare before

Rhagddarparu = to furnish before

Rhagddeall = v. to understand before

Rhagdderbyn = v. to receive before

Rhagdeimlo = v. to feel before hand

Rhagedrych = v. to look before

Rhagfeio = v. to blame before

Rhagfoel = a. bald before

Rhagfyned = v. to go before

Rhagglywed = v. to hear before

Rhagholi = v. to examine before

Rhaglamu = v. to step before

Rhagnodi = v. to mark before

Rhagnoethi = v. to make bare before

Rhagodi = v. to get before

Rhagosod = v. to set before

Rhagrwymo = v. to bind before

Rhagsylwi = v. to remark before hand

Rhagu = to get before; to oppose

Rhagweini = v. to serve before

Rhagwirio = to certify before

Rhagymlid = v. to pursue before

Ymannos = adv. night before last

ahead (in merit)

v. suffix : pa'


before (in time): antequam

prep. before

the left hand is held before the body, fingers together and pointing to the right. the right hand, fingers also together, and pointing to the left, is placed so that its back rests in the left palm. the right hand moves rather quickly towards the body. the sign is used as an indication of time or of precedence.

- method in class java.util.Date  public boolean before (Date  when)Tests if this date is before the specified date.Parameters: when - a date.Returns: true if and only if the instant of time represented by this date object is strictly earlier than the instant represented by when; false otherwise.

- method in class java.util.Calendar  public boolean before (Object  when)Compares the time field records. equivalent to comparing result of conversion to UTC.Parameters: when - the calendar to be compared with this Calendar.Returns: true if the current time of this calendar is before the time of calendar when; false otherwise.

- method in class java.sql.Timestamp  public boolean before (Timestamp  ts)Indicates whether this Timestamp object is earlier than the given Timestamp object.Parameters: ts - the Timestamp value to compare withReturns: true if this Timestamp object is earlier; false otherwise

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