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Adjective: beforehand  bi'for,hand
  1. Being ahead of time or need
    "was beforehand with her report";
    - advance
Adverb: beforehand  bi'for,hand
  1. Ahead of time; in anticipation
    "when you pay beforehand you receive a discount"; "should have made reservations beforehand";
    - ahead, in advance

See also: early

Encyclopedia: Beforehand