English-Italian translations for before

  • primaNon posso promettere nulla prima di aprile. I cannot promise a result before April. . - Prima della votazione sulla prima parte del paragrafo 32 Before the vote on the first part of paragraph 32 - Prima della votazione sul considerando D - Before the vote on recital D
  • davanti
    Avete la proposta davanti a voi. You have this proposal before you. E’ come mettere il carro davanti ai buoi. They put the cart before the horse. Saranno condotti davanti ai tribunali. They will be dragged before the courts.
  • innanziNon posso che inchinarmi innanzi a cotanta capacità. In fact, I bow down deeply before her. Si ha l'impressione di mettere il carro innanzi ai buoi. It is, we feel, putting the cart before the horse. Per proteggere la libertà umana dobbiamo innanzi tutto salvaguardare la vita. Before we can protect human freedoms, we must protect human life.

Definition of before

  • Earlier than (in time
  • In front of in space
  • In the presence of
  • Under consideration, judgment, authority of (someone
  • In store for, in the future of (someone
  • In front of, according to a formal system of ordering items
  • At a higher or greater position than, in a ranking
  • At an earlier time
  • In advance
  • In advance of the time when
  • Rather or sooner than


  • I want this done before Monday
  • He stood before me
  • We sat before the fire to warm ourselves
  • He performed before the troops in North Africa.
  • He spoke before a joint session of Congress.
  • The case laid before the panel aroused nothing but ridicule
  • In alphabetical order, "cat" comes before "dog", "canine" before feline
  • An entrepreneur puts market share and profit before quality, an amateur intrinsic qualities before economical considerations
  • Ive never done this before
  • Ill die before Ill tell you anything about it

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