Etymology
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beforehand (adv.)

also before-hand, "in anticipation," early 13c., from before + hand, which here is of uncertain signification, unless the original notion is payment in advance or something done before another's hand does it. Hyphenated from 18c.; one word from 19c.

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Definitions of beforehand
1
beforehand (adv.)
ahead of time; in anticipation;
should have made reservations beforehand
Synonyms: ahead / in advance
2
beforehand (adj.)
being ahead of time or need;
was beforehand with her report
Synonyms: advance
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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