preface

[p_ɹ_ˈɛ_f_ə_s], [pɹˈɛfəs], [pɹˈɛfəs]

Antonyms for preface:

closing, afterword, close, endgame, ending, addendum, conclusion, finish, wrap up, envoi, postscript, consummation, appendix, finis, grand finale, end, stop, epilogue, finale, mop up, windup, cessation, codicil, aftermath, excursus, Capper, home stretch, supplement, termination.


Definitions of preface:

  1.   To introduce by a preface; to give a preface to; as, to preface a book discourse. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   To open with a preliminary statement or act. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3.   To introduce by preliminary remarks; to say something by way of introduction. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   To introduce with a preface. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   To introduce by some statement or remarks. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6.   To make a preface. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   The prelude or introduction to the canon of the Mass. – Newage Dictionary DB
  8.   a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9.   Introductory or explanatory remarks at the commencement of a book; an introduction. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10.   Prefatory. – Newage Dictionary DB
  11.   PREFATORILY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12.   Something spoken before: the introduction to a book, etc. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13.   Something spoken or written as introductory to a discourse or a book; introduction; preamble. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14.   To say, write, or do something, as an introduction. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15.   To say something introductory. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16.   furnish with a preface or introduction; " She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; " He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17.   An introductory speech or writing. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18.   Something spoken as introductory to a discourse, or written as introductory to a book or essay; a proem; an introduction, or series of preliminary remarks. – Newage Dictionary DB
  19.   The introduction to a book, speech, etc., separate from the body of the work. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20.   A brief introduction at the beginning of a book; anything introductory. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21.   To introduce by preliminary remarks. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22.   To write, speak, or do something as a preface. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Quotes for preface:

  1. I therefore set to work, and after two and a half years of not inconsiderable labour I now have the privilege and the satisfaction of accompanying the early volumes of the series with this preface – James Loeb
  2. Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Usage examples for preface:

  1. Pope at once recognised that the play was not Shakespeare's, and added a contemptuous reference to it in the second edition of his Preface – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  2. As he said of his books in a preface to a new edition, " Very little real 'work' has gone into them." ” – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  3. “ " Pardon me a short preface – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  4. It is not necessary to dwell in this preface on the other forms of progress which primeval history owes to Morgan. ” – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  5. In the preface to that work he used the word Australia as " comprehending the discoveries at a distance from America to the eastward." ” – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  6. This book, with its Preface was completed in 1914-" Before the War." ” – A Book of Myths by Jean Lang
  7. In the preface he observes: " This work, however imperfect, must be useful, as giving the first general outline of the Province, and interesting to every person who possesses a feeling for his own fireside." ” – First History of New Brunswick by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher
  8. In presence of the serenity of this face on which the death pangs had no longer left any trace, no one would have believed in the prolonged sufferings that had served as a preface to death. ” – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  9. “ I shall be right, shall I not, in supposing that all this is merely the preface to something else? ” – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  10. Mistress Inchbare had her own private motive for entering the room, and came to it without further preface – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  11. “ For the character of these figures of ratios see the Preface – The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896 by William Arthur Shaw
  12. Two variations are found in the Preface to the Book of Concord, one an omission, the other an addition. ” – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  13. “ Dr. Rogers, upon Occasion of his Preface to his Eight Sermons. ” – A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729) by Anthony Collins
  14. And, without further preface he started again. ” – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  15. The first thing she said was, without any preface I know, now, why Lady Helmstone invited a child like Bettina to go yachting for six months rather than you." ” – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  16. “ " You preface it as if it were some great thing, and you look as if it was nothing," thought Elizabeth a little in wonderment. ” – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  17. Of course I shall speak of your translation in my preface as it deserves to be spoken of. ” – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  18. After this affectionate preface she proceeded to intimate her desire that the Earl should take the matter as nearly as possible into his own hands. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. Virginia felt, with a thickly beating heart, that the long preface was finished, the first chapter of the book about to begin. ” – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  20. That expression of opinion is not taken from any Whig, Liberal, or Radical source, but from the preface to the Book of Common Prayer. ” – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins

Rhymes for preface:

  • cephus;

Idioms for preface:

  • preface sth with sth;
  • preface sth by sth;
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