verb (used with object), pref·aced, pref·ac·ing.
- prefect apostolic,
Origin of preface
Examples from the Web for preface
In his preface, Solomon suggests that other movements can learn from this one.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Music journalist Joel Selwin annotates, with a preface by Donovan, a foreword by Jorma Kaukonen, and an afterword by John Poppy.
I quote Immanuel Kant in my preface, defining enlightenment as mankind coming out of its self-imposed immaturity.
Elizabeth Drew writes about that in the preface of her republished book about Nixon.
“It is just notes and thinkings,” Fenn writes by way of preface.Clues for Finding Forrest Fenn’s Buried Treasure, Part 2|Tony Doukopil|March 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The preface to the third edition also bears the date of his birthday.
Indeed I have run into a preface, while I professed to write a dedication.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
In the first edition they forgot the preface, which is very strange.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
The verses used as preface appeared in the issue of Truth for 4th November 1914.The Secret Service Submarine|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
From this preface, the world took fright, and we may judge in what manner she intended to follow up her plea for education.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
Word Origin for preface
late 14c., from Old French preface "opening part of sung devotions" (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prefatia, from Latin praefationem (nominative praefatio) "fore-speaking, introduction," in Medieval Latin "prologue," noun of action from past participle stem of praefari "to say beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).
1610s, from preface (n.). Related: Prefaced; prefacing.