Definition of before:

part of speech: conjunction

Sooner than; rather than.

part of speech: adverb

In front; previously.

part of speech: adverb

In front: sooner than: hitherto.

part of speech: adverb

In front of; in presence of; in preference to; previous to.

part of speech: adverb

In front; in advance; previously; formerly; already.

part of speech: preposition

In front of; coming first in space, time, or rank; in presence or sight of; earlier than.

part of speech: preposition

At the fore part, or in front of: in presence or sight of: previous to: in preference to: superior to.

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