Left Definition 1 of 6Right
LampPro Tip 1/3
Physical PositionPlay
Use 'before' to describe someone or something physically located ahead. SlideThe fountain stood before the entrance, welcoming visitors.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Queue ContextPlay
'Before' indicates a person's place in line relative to yours. SlideThree people arrived before me, so I had to wait.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Respect and AuthorityPlay
Use 'before' to show submission or respect in front of someone. SlideThe knight knelt before the queen as a sign of fealty.