1. before

adverb. ['bɪˈfɔr, ˌbiːˈfɔr'] earlier in time; previously.


  • back


  • beforan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bi (Proto-Germanic)

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Words that Rhyme with Before

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How do you pronounce before?

Pronounce before as ˌbiˈfɔr.

US - How to pronounce before in American English

UK - How to pronounce before in British English

How do you spell before? Is it beofre ?

A common misspelling of before is beofre

Example sentences of the word before

1. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Shut off the water valve and drain the water out of the toilet before you lift it.

Quotes containing the word before

1. Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

2. Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.
- William Butler Yeats

3. Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
- Alexander Graham Bell

2. before

adverb. ['bɪˈfɔr, ˌbiːˈfɔr'] at or in the front.


  • ahead


  • middle
  • late


  • beforan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bi (Proto-Germanic)