[ bih-fawr-hand, -fohr- ]
/ bɪˈfɔrˌhænd, -ˈfoʊr- /

adverb, adjective

in anticipation; in advance; ahead of time: We should have made reservations beforehand. I hope to be beforehand with my report.

Origin of beforehand

First recorded in 1175–1225, beforehand is from the Middle English word bifor-hand. See before, hand

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British Dictionary definitions for beforehand

/ (bɪˈfɔːˌhænd) /

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

early; in advance; in anticipation she came an hour beforehand