1. Before means earlier than.
We must leave before four o'clock.
2. Before can mean in a more important position than.
She is so ambitious that she puts her job before her family.
3. Before can mean facing.
The handsome singer had many adoring fans before him.
4. Before can mean in the future.
The bride smiled as she thought of the happiness before her.
5. Before can mean in the presence of.
I was told to appear before the judge.
They are the most unambiguous, prehistoric birds to be found in Africa. A shadowy dweller of murky marshes, this tall wading bird retains a bluish-grey fluff, long black legs, comprehensive wings and well-developed neck, but is unquestionably conquered by its dreadfully exceptional shoe-like