before adverb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “before” - Learner’s Dictionary


A2 at an earlier time, or on a previous occasion: I've never seen her before. We had spoken on the phone a few days before.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind
Translations of “before”
in Korean 전에…
in Arabic مِنْ قَبْل…
in Portuguese antes, anteriormente…
in Catalan abans…
in Japanese それまで, それ以前に…
in Italian prima…
in Russian раньше…
in Turkish daha da önceden veya önceki bir fırsatta, durumda…
in Polish przedtem, wcześniej…
(Definition of before adverb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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