Beforehand vs Afterward - What's the difference?

beforehand | afterward |


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?

beforehand

English

Adverb

(-)
  • At an earlier or preceding time.
  • Will it be possible to have access to the room beforehand so that we can set up chairs?

    Antonyms

    * afterwards

    Synonyms

    * in advance

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • rich and much beforehand
  • In a state of anticipation or preoccupation; often followed by with .
  • * Milton
  • Agricola resolves to be beforehand with the danger.
  • * Addison
  • The last cited author has been beforehand with me.

    afterward

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (US) subsequently to some other action
  • Derived terms

    * afterwardness

    Synonyms

    * (Commonwealth English ) afterwards

    Antonyms

    * beforehand

    See also

    * afterword