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Definition of Before


  1. In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house.
  2. Preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; -- sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that.
  3. An advance of; farther onward, in place or time.
  4. Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than.
  5. In presence or sight of; face to face with; facing.
  6. Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of.
  7. Open for; free of access to; in the power of.
  8. On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; -- opposed to in the rear.
  9. In advance.
  10. In time past; previously; already.
  11. Earlier; sooner than; until then.
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Before Translations

before in Afrikaans is voordat, voor
before in Dutch is voor
before in French is avant de, devant, avantque, avant
before in German is bevor, vor, vorn, vorher, bevor, bevor, voran
before in Italian is prima che
before in Latin is antea, prae pre, prae, per antea, priusquam, prius
before in Portuguese is antes
before in Spanish is antes, ante, casamiento, antes de