As adverbs the difference between beforehand and afterward
is that beforehand
is at an earlier or preceding time while afterward
is (us) subsequently to some other action.
As an adjective beforehand
is (obsolete) in comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
At an earlier or preceding time.
- Will it be possible to have access to the room beforehand so that we can set up chairs?
* in advance
(obsolete) In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
* Francis Bacon
In a state of anticipation or preoccupation; often followed by with .
- rich and much beforehand
- Agricola resolves to be beforehand with the danger.
- The last cited author has been beforehand with me.
(US) subsequently to some other action
* (Commonwealth English ) afterwards