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Synonyms

before

adverb

earlier than a particular time, event, or action

first

adverb

coming, happening, or starting before all the others

early

adverb

before the usual or expected time

previous

adjective

a previous event, period, or thing happened or existed before the one that you are talking about

since

adverb

before now, or before a particular point in the past

barely

adverb

used for emphasizing that something happened only a very short time before something else

prior

adjective

formal happening, existing, or done before a particular time

by the time

used for saying what has already happened at the time that something else happens

advance

adjective

done, obtained, or announced before a particular time or event

earlier

adverb

at a time before the present or before the time you are talking about

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advance

adjective

sent to a place before a larger group that will arrive later

ahead

adverb

before a time or event

ahead

adverb

starting to go somewhere a little before someone and arriving there before them

ante-

prefix

before: used with some nouns, adjectives, and verbs

as it is

already

beforehand

adverb

before a particular event: used especially for talking about something done in preparation for the event

early

adjective

before the time that something usually happens

early

adjective

before the time that something is expected or arranged to happen

ere

preposition

literary an old word meaning ‘before’

first

adverb

if you do something first, you do it before you do anything else

first-ever

adjective

happening for the first time

first of all

before doing anything else

first-time

adjective

doing something for the first time

immediate

adjective

existing in the period of time directly before or after an event

in advance

if you do something in advance, you do it in preparation for a particular time or event in the future

in anticipation of something

if you do something in anticipation of an event, you expect it to happen and you prepare yourself for it

just before/after

happening a very short time before or after something

near

adjective

not long before a particular time or event

on the eve of something

literary on the day before an important event, or during the period of time just before it

pre-

prefix

before: used with many nouns, verbs, or adjectives

preceding

adjective

existing or coming immediately before someone or something else

pre-emptive

adjective

done or said to prevent something from happening

pre-existing

adjective

used for describing something that already existed before something else started

preliminary

adjective

coming before the main or most important part of something

preparatory to

formal before something else, as a preparation for it

previous to something

in the period before something existed

primary

adjective

coming or happening before other things

prior to something

formal before something happened or existed

this side of something

before a particular time comes, or before an event happens

towards

preposition

a little before a particular time

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