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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·fore·hand /bɪˈforˌhænd, ˈfɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·fore·hand adv.
 1. In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.
    Agricola . . . resolves to be beforehand with the danger.   --Milton.
    The last cited author has been beforehand with me.   --Addison.
 2. By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.
    They may be taught beforehand the skill of speaking.   --Hooker.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·fore·hand, a. In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
    Rich and much beforehand.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was
            beforehand with her report" [syn: advance(a), beforehand(p)]
      adv : ahead of time; in anticipation; "when you pay ahead (or in
            advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan
            ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand"
            [syn: ahead, in advance]