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Synonyms for beforebɪˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earlier, before(adverb)

    earlier in time; previously

    "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier"

    Synonyms:
    in the beginning, originally, ahead, to begin with, sooner, in front, earlier, in the first place, before

  2. ahead, in front, before(adverb)

    at or in the front

    "I see the lights of a town ahead"; "the road ahead is foggy"; "staring straight ahead"; "we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front"; "with the cross of Jesus marching on before"

    Synonyms:
    forwards, in front, ahead, in advance, earlier, forrader, beforehand, onwards, onward, in the lead, before, forward, out front

Wiktionary

  1. before(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    ahead, previously

    Antonyms:
    after

  2. before(adverb)

    Earlier than (in time).

    Synonyms:
    ahead, previously, by

    Antonyms:
    after, later

  3. before(preposition)

    In front of in space.

    Synonyms:
    previously, ahead, in front of

    Antonyms:
    after, behind

  4. before(conjunction)

    In front of, according to a formal system of ordering items.

    Antonyms:
    after

  5. before(conjunction)

    Synonyms:
    lest

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. before(prep.)

    Synonyms:
    preceding

  2. before(prep.)

    Synonyms:
    prior to, previous to

  3. before(prep.)

    Synonyms:
    in the presence of, face to face with

  4. before(prep.)

    Synonyms:
    near the front of, in front of

  5. before(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    toward the front

  6. before(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    in advance, farther onward

  7. before(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    formerly, in time past, of old

  8. before(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    hitherto, up to that time

  9. before(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    above, in a former part


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