Origin of preparatory
Examples from the Web for preparatory
Moreover, a preparatory nap counteracts the effects of sleep deprivation better than a nap taken after the missed sleep.
It is exhibited at the Tate along with the mass of preparatory material he used to create it.All Hail Richard Hamilton, the Father of British Pop Art|Chloë Ashby|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After preparatory school in Illinois, Hay went to Brown University, where he amused men and charmed women.
Two preparatory drawings—by Lorenzo Monaco and Raphael—are shown next to the relevant panel painting.
The gathering of Israel and the establishment of an earthly Zion are to be effected, preparatory to His coming.The Articles of Faith|James E. Talmage
Were going to make a big attempt, replied Mr. Glassford, removing his coat, preparatory to hard work.The Motor Boys in the Clouds|Clarence Young
An embargo, as preparatory to war, presupposes some new and hidden danger, not known to the mercantile community.
I too, am glad, that during the six years of your preparatory training, destiny's messenger—love—has guided you so wisely.Solaris Farm|Milan C. Edson
In standing, preparatory to the dive, the knees should be slightly bent, so that the spring comes from the bended knees and toes.Swimming Scientifically Taught|Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
British Dictionary definitions for preparatory
Word Origin and History for preparatory
early 15c., from Late Latin praeparatorius, from Latin praeparatus (see preparation). Earlier in same sense was preparative (late 14c.). Applied from 1822 to junior schools in which pupils are "prepared" for a higher school.