Meaning of “before” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb us uk /bɪˈfɔːr/

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.

More examples

  • He hasn't visited London before.
  • I had met his wife before.
  • I've never seen a fish that big before.
  • I've never done this before.
  • Had you met her before?

(Definition of “before adverb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)