EN[bɪˈfɔː] [bɪˈfɔɹ] [bɪˈfo(ː)ɹ] [bɪˈfoə] [-ɔː(ɹ)]

    Definition of before in English Dictionary

  • Adverbe
    1. At an earlier time.
      1. All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion—or rather as a transition from the subject that started their conversation—such talk had been distressingly out of place.
    2. In advance.
      1. At the front end.
      2. Conjonction
        1. in advance of the time when.
          1. INF rather or sooner than.
          2. Préposition
            1. Earlier than (in time).
              1. I want this done before Monday. ‎
            2. In front of in space.
              1. He stood before me. ‎
              2. We sat before the fire to warm ourselves. ‎
            3. In the presence of.
              1. He performed before the troops in North Africa.
              2. He spoke before a joint session of Congress.
            4. Under consideration, judgment, authority of (someone).
              1. The case laid before the panel aroused nothing but ridicule. ‎
            5. In store for, in the future of (someone).
              1. In front of, according to a formal system of ordering items.
                1. In alphabetical order, "cat" comes before "dog", "canine" before feline". ‎
              2. At a higher or greater position in a ranking.
                1. An entrepreneur puts market share and profit before quality, an amateur intrinsic qualities before economical considerations. ‎
            6. Plus d'exemples
              1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                • Note: Before certain letters, in- becomes: i- before gn, e.g. ignoble il- before l, e.g. illegal im- before b, m, or p, e.g. improper ir- before r, e.g. irresistible
                • I always wipe up the counter before making dinner.
                • We had to sit through a 2-hour awards ceremony before the food arrived.
              2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                • Before this time, the analytical phase was the main point of focus but it has become clear that the pre- and postanalytical phases are much more vulnerable than previously expected.
                • Before the birth of the man's child, he said: "I want a son, not a daughter."
                • Before taking the project to the CEO, let's make sure we dot the i's and cross the t's.
              3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                • I was not born yesterday, you know. I have done this before!
                • The next morning he much regretted the gusto with which he had wassailed the night before.
                • So I think I’ve learned to overcommunicate in a way that I never did before.
            • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
              1. Adverbes
                • Adverbes conjonctifs
                  • Adverbes de séquence
                  • Adverbes incomparable
                  • Conjonctions
                    • Prépositions
                    Liens Connexes:
                    1. en beforehand
                    2. en beforely
                    3. en before't
                    4. en beforelife
                    5. en beforesaid
                    Source: Wiktionnaire

                    Meaning of before for the defined word.

                    Grammaticalement, ce mot "before" est un adverbe, plus spécifiquement, un adverbes conjonctif et un adverbes incomparable. C'est aussi un conjonction. C'est aussi un préposition.
                    Difficulté: Niveau 1
                    Facile     ➨     Difficile
                    Définition: Niveau 9
                    Précis    ➨     Polyvalent