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.

 

© Webster 1913.


Be*fore"hand`, a.

In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.

Rich and much beforehand. Bacon.

 

© Webster 1913.

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