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Before

Antonyms for before:

afterward.

Synonyms for before:

Sense 1

one time, near, Beforetime, throughout, there, across, then, Aforetime, Since, Pre-, first-ever, immemorial, pre-existing, given, on or before, Ere, preferably, further, here, barely, Whenever, previous, first-time, along, between, far, bygone, beyond, heretofore, preemptive, till, hither, apart, off, prerevolutionary, premarital, latter, where, ahead of, wherever, This.

Sense 2

on, out, formerly, Until, yet, down, preliminary, prior, within, already, erstwhile, backward, only, up, inside, sometime, through, former, up to, in, past, above, over.

Sense 3

last, once, early, first, when.

Sense 4

Toward, primary.

Sense 5

around, all.

Sense 6

about.

Sense 7

by.

Sense 8

back.

ahead of time

advance.

gone

ago.

long ago

previously.

recently

yesterday.

until now

hitherto.

early (adjective)

beforehand.

preceding (adjective)

preliminary, one time.

all (adverb)

earlier.

earlier (adverb)

back, anteriorly, Afore, ahead, forward, Since, sooner, antecedently, past, former, Ere, in front, formerly, in advance, Aforetime, previously, heretofore, previous.

Sense 2 (noun)

early, first, barely, previous, prior, advance.

Sense 3 (noun)

once, past, formerly, Beforetime, erstwhile, previously, already, Aforetime.

Sense 5 (noun)

Until, Whenever, then, This, last, sometime, when, all, here.

before (noun)

earlier, ahead, in front.

in time (noun)

formerly, Since, heretofore, back, ago, already, previously.

previous time (noun)

foregoing, antecedence, preceding, priority.

earlier than (preposition)

ahead of, preceding.

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