Definition of aforehand in US English:

aforehand

adverb

  • 1Formerly, in the past, previously; = "beforehand".

  • 2In advance, in anticipation; = "beforehand".

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. Alteration of beforehand, after afore.

Pronunciation

aforehand

/əˈfɔːhand/