[[t]bɪˈfɔrˌtaɪm, -ˈfoʊr-[/t]] adv. archaic
Etymology: 1250–1300

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Beforetime — Be*fore time , adv. Formerly; aforetime. [1913 Webster] [They] dwelt in their tents, as beforetime. 2 Kings xiii. 5. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beforetime — [bē fôr′tīm΄, bi fôr′tīm΄] adv. Archaic formerly …   English World dictionary

  • beforetime — adverb Date: 14th century archaic formerly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beforetime — /bi fawr tuym , fohr /, adv. Archaic. formerly. [1250 1300; ME bifor time. See BEFORE, TIME] * * * …   Universalium

  • beforetime — adverb formerly Thou shalt see …   Wiktionary

  • beforetime — Synonyms and related words: aforetime, ahead, ahead of time, anticipative, anticipatory, before, before now, beforehand, betimes, bright and early, earlier, early, erenow, erewhile, erst, forehand, forehanded, foresighted, foresightedly, formerly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beforetime — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Archaic. At a time in the past: already, before, earlier, erstwhile, formerly, once, previously. Archaic: aforetime. See PRECEDE …   English dictionary for students

  • beforetime — formerly Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • beforetime — adv. previously; prior to; beforehand; in advance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beforetime — /bəˈfɔtaɪm/ (say buh fawtuym), /bi / (say bee ) adverb Archaic formerly …   Australian English dictionary

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