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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.

Before Quotations

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe

You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
Ralph Marston

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I'm not naive, and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.
Chris Kyle

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost
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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
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