Textual thesaurus for "before"

(adv) earlier

earlier in time; previously

I had known her before; as I said before; he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier; her parents had died four years earlier; I mentioned that problem earlier

(adv) ahead, in front

at or in the front

I see the lights of a town ahead; the road ahead is foggy; staring straight ahead; we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front; with the cross of Jesus marching on before