before adv

OE 'in front'.

  1. Already; previously; earlier; in advance; in the past; preceding this time; in a former epoch.
  2. Ahead; following; succeeding; in front; coming after; next in line; in the future.

before prep

see before, adv.

  1. Ahead of; in advance of; in the lead of.
  2. Facing; in front of; in the presence of.
  3. Preceding; prior to; earlier in time than.