verb (used with object), pro·logued, pro·logu·ing.
Origin of prologue
Examples from the Web for prologue
Here is a title that, in its prologue, tasks players with fighting a horde of angels on top of a moving jet.Bayonetta Is Nintendo’s Graphic, Ass-Kicking Barbie|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The past is prologue,” says a Democratic House leadership aide.
It also features a scene that is shockingly reminiscent of the prologue in The Dark Knight Rises.‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Review: The Juggernaut Franchise Might Be Drying Up|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These moves are positive, but if past is prologue, any real change could take years to enact.
But in a nation that has existed for more than 5,000 years, the past is more than a prologue.
This Prologue contains but little in the way of historical information.Lectures on Bible Revision|Samuel Newth
Then the prologue to Wisdom and a small piece of the text of Wisdom repeated.Three Centuries of a City Library|George A. Stephen
If it did not appear to do so, then the two first chapters must be treated as prologue, and it must begin with the third.The Gospel of St. John|Frederick Denison Maurice
They whistled, hollowed and catcalled and interrupted the Prologue for above ten Minutes.
Then she determined to skip the prologue for the present and begin the story.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for prologue
often US prolog
- the prefatory lines introducing a play or speech
- the actor speaking these lines
- an introductory scene in which a narrator summarizes the main action of the work
- a brief independent play preceding the opera, esp one in honour of a patron
verb -logues, -loguing or -logued or US -logs, -loging or -loged
Word Origin for prologue
Word Origin and History for prologue
early 14c., from Old French prologue (12c.) and directly from Latin prologus, from Greek prologos "preface to a play, speaker of a prologue," literally "a speech beforehand," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + logos "discourse, speech," from legein "to speak" (see lecture (n.)).