As an interjection proface
is (obsolete) much good may it do you! — a familiar salutation or welcome.
As a noun preface is
the part of the liturgy that precedes the main part of the eucharist.
(obsolete) Much good may it do you! — a familiar salutation or welcome.
The beginning or introductory portion that comes before the main text of a document or book.
An introduction, or series of preliminary remarks.
- The book included a brief preface by a leading expert in the field.
- This superficial tale / Is but a preface of her worthy praise.
(Roman Catholic) The prelude or introduction to the canon of the Mass.
- Heaven's high behest no preface needs.
To introduce or make a comment before (the main point).
To give a preface to.
- Let me preface this by saying that I don't know him that well.
- to preface a book