# before

before is part of the Basic English 850.
before is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 before

## Preposition

 Preposition before
1. If $x$ happens before $y$, $x$ happens first and $y$ happens second.
He worked in a gas station before he became famous.
Put out the fire before the house burns down.
I have not been there before.
She finished before me.
2. in front of something
She stood before him, looking into his eyes.
3. until
It took a few moments before I realized that she was joking.