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1before/bɪˈfoɚ/adverb
1before
/bɪˈfoɚ/
adverb
Learner's definition of BEFORE  
: at an earlier time
formal + old-fashioned  : to or toward the place where someone is going : in advance
2before/bɪˈfoɚ/preposition
2before
/bɪˈfoɚ/
preposition
Learner's definition of BEFORE  
: at a time preceding (something or someone) : earlier than (something or someone)
   b  US  — used to describe a time earlier than a specified hour
: preceding (something or someone) in order or in a series
: in front of (someone or something) : in the presence of (someone)
— see also (right) before/in front of your (very) eyes at 1eye
   b  : being considered by (someone or something)
   c  : in the future for (someone) : ahead of (someone)
: in a higher or more important position than (something)
   b  : rather or sooner than
formal  : under the force of (something)
3before/bɪˈfoɚ/conjunction
3before
/bɪˈfoɚ/
conjunction
Learner's definition of BEFORE  
: earlier than the time that : earlier than when
— see also before you know it at 1know
   b  : until the time that
— used to refer to something that might happen
   b  — used to say that one thing must happen for another thing to happen or be possible
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