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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. before: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. before: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. before: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. before: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. before: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. before: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. before: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Before: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. before: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. before: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. before: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. before: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. before: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. before: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. before: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. before: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  17. Before (album), Before (short story), Before (song), Before (video game), Before: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. before: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  19. Before: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. before: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. before: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. before: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. before: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. before: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. before: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. before: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. before: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. before: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. before: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. before: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. before: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. before: Natural Health glossary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. BEFORE: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]
  2. before: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. before: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (1 matching dictionary)
  1. BEFORE: Glossary of Canoe Terminology [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (before)

adverb:  earlier in time; previously ("I had known her before")
adverb:  at or in the front ("With the cross of Jesus marching on before")

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Words similar to before

Phrases that include before:   before long, calm before the storm, before have time to draw breath, before having time to draw breath, before you could say knife, more...

Words similar to before:   ahead, earlier, ere, afore, hitherto, in front, or, until, more...

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