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EN[bɪˈfɔː] [bɪˈfɔɹ] [bɪˈfo(ː)ɹ] [bɪˈfoə] [-ɔː(ɹ)]
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    Definition of before in English Dictionary

  • Adverbe
    1. At an earlier time.
      1. All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion—or rather as a transition from the subject that started their conversation—such talk had been distressingly out of place.
    2. In advance.
      1. At the front end.
      2. Conjonction
        1. in advance of the time when.
          1. INF rather or sooner than.
          2. Préposition
            1. Earlier than (in time).
              1. I want this done before Monday. ‎
            2. In front of in space.
              1. He stood before me. ‎
              2. We sat before the fire to warm ourselves. ‎
            3. In the presence of.
              1. He performed before the troops in North Africa.
              2. He spoke before a joint session of Congress.
            4. Under consideration, judgment, authority of (someone).
              1. The case laid before the panel aroused nothing but ridicule. ‎
            5. In store for, in the future of (someone).
              1. In front of, according to a formal system of ordering items.
                1. In alphabetical order, "cat" comes before "dog", "canine" before feline". ‎
              2. At a higher or greater position in a ranking.
                1. An entrepreneur puts market share and profit before quality, an amateur intrinsic qualities before economical considerations. ‎
            6. Plus d'exemples
              1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                • The judge gave him ten days to put his affairs in order before beginning his sentence.
                • When I answered the OP's question, I saw that Porthos had ninja'd me by posting the same answer just before I did.
                • The axle broke and the wheel windmilled in place briefly before careening through the wall.
              2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                • Before the child is born, the pregnant woman’s waters break. ‎ ( UK )
                • Before we hand off the project to him, let's make sure to write some instructions.
                • Before you resize and resave a bunch of files at once, try this procedure on just one contact photo first to see if it fixes the problem.
              3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                • Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.
                • So I think I’ve learned to overcommunicate in a way that I never did before.
                • The next morning he much regretted the gusto with which he had wassailed the night before.
            • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
              1. Adverbes
                • Adverbes conjonctifs
                  • Adverbes de séquence
                  • Adverbes incomparable
                  • Conjonctions
                    • Prépositions
                    Liens Connexes:
                    1. en beforehand
                    2. en beforely
                    3. en before't
                    4. en beforetime
                    5. en beforemath
                    Source: Wiktionnaire
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                    Meaning of before for the defined word.

                    Grammaticalement, ce mot "before" est un adverbe, plus spécifiquement, un adverbes conjonctif et un adverbes incomparable. C'est aussi un conjonction. C'est aussi un préposition.
                    Difficulté: Niveau 1
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                    Définition: Niveau 9
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