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antecedence the act of going before, or the state of being ahead; precedence.
antecedent occurring before; previous. [2/4 definitions]
antediluvian of the period before the Flood told of in the Bible. [2/4 definitions]
antiabortion opposed to the termination of human pregnancy by removal of the fetus before it is capable of surviving.
antichrist (cap.) in Christian theology, the formidable opponent of Jesus Christ who is predicted to appear before the Second Coming. [1/2 definitions]
antique an object of art or handicraft, such as furniture, made in earlier times, esp. over one hundred years before, and usu. of interest to collectors. [1/5 definitions]
apéritif a drink, esp. of an alcoholic beverage, taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite.
appear to come before the public, as a book or performer. [1/5 definitions]
appellant one who makes an appeal, esp. one who takes a case before a higher court for review.
appetizer a food or drink served in small portions before a meal to whet the appetite.
approach to go before (someone), intending to make a proposal or request. [2/9 definitions]
a priori before or without analysis or examination. [1/3 definitions]
arraign to bring before a court of law to respond to a charge or indictment. [1/2 definitions]
arraignment an instance of being brought before a court of law to respond to a charge or indictment.
a tempo in the same tempo as before (used as a musical direction after a slower or faster passage).
Aztec a member of an Indian people who had an advanced civilization in central Mexico before the Spaniards conquered them in 1519. [1/4 definitions]
baba au rhum a light, porous cake, usu. made with yeast and sometimes containing raisins or other dried fruit, that is soaked with rum before serving.
Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States. Before his 2004 election to the U.S. Senate, in which he served until November 2008, Barack Obama worked as an attorney, a community organizer, and an Illinois state senator (1997-2004). He is the first African-American to be elected to the U.S. presidency (b.1961).
bathrobe a loose garment worn before or after bathing, over nightwear, or casually in the home.
B.C.1 abbreviation of "before Christ" (used in designating dates in history, now usually replaced by "BCE," "before the common era").
B.C.E. abbreviation of "before the common era" (used in designating dates in history).