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English Dictionary: beforehand by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
beforehand
adv
  1. ahead of time; in anticipation; "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand"
    Synonym(s): ahead, in advance, beforehand
adj
  1. being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
    Synonym(s): advance(a), beforehand(p)
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.
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