HyperDic: preface

English > 2 senses of the word preface:
NOUNcommunicationpreface, foreword, prolusiona short / short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
VERBcommunicationpreface, precede, premise, introducefurnish with a preface or introduction
preface > pronunciation
Soundspreh'fahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > preface: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA short / short introductory essay preceding the text of a book.
Synonymsforeword, prolusion
Part oftext, textual matterThe words of something written
BroaderintroductionThe first section of a communication
Spanishprefacio
Catalanprefaci, pròleg
Adjectivesprefatorialserving as an introduction or preface
Verbsprefacefurnish with a preface or introduction
English > preface: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningFurnish with a preface or introduction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
Synonymsprecede, premise, introduce
Narrowerpreamblemake a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document
prologize, prologuize, prologiseWrite or speak a prologue
Broaderstate, say, tellExpress in words / words
Spanishanteceder, comenzar, introducer, introducir, preceder
Nounsprefacea short / short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

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