As an adverb beforehand
is at an earlier or preceding time.
As an adjective beforehand
is (obsolete) in comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
As a verb prepay is
to pay in advance, or beforehand; as, to prepay postage.
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.
To pay in advance, or beforehand; as, to prepay postage.