Aforehand. adv. [from afore and hand.].
- By a previous provision.
Many of the particular subjects of discourse are occasional, and such as cannot aforehand be reduced to any certain account. Government of the Tongue.
- Provided; prepared; previously fitted.
For it will be said, that in the former times, whereof we have spoken, Spain was not so mighty, as now it is; and England, on the other side, was more aforehand in all matters of power. Bacon's Considerations on War with Spain.