- in anticipation; in advance; ahead of time: We should have made reservations beforehand. I hope to be beforehand with my report.
Origin of beforehand
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Historical Examples of before-hand
I didn't mean to let any one see it before-hand, but you are a dear old thing, and you shall.The Green Satin Gown
Laura E. Richards
He shows all to Forster before-hand, and consults him as to plot, characters, etc.John Forster
Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
Nor can you get before-hand of the Constitution, and do it by anticipation.
I desire the world then to let it pass; for, to tell them a truth—you have paid me for it before-hand.Secresy
E. (Eliza) Fenwick
Only He would warn Eli before-hand, for the old priest was His servant.The Babe in the Bulrushes
- early; in advance; in anticipationshe came an hour beforehand