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preface

noun

1 preface

A short introductory essay preceding the text of a book.

synonyms: foreword, prolusion.

Roget 64: precursor, antecedent, precedent, predecessor; forerunner, vancourier, avant-coureur [Fr.], pioneer, prodrome, prodromos, prodromus, outrider; leader, bellwether; ... show more

Dutch: aanloop, inleiding, introductie, preambule, voorwoord
Polish: wprowadzenie



verb

1 preface

Furnish with a preface or introduction:
— He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution.

synonyms: introduce, precede, premise.

Roget 62: precede; come before, come first; head, lead, take the lead; lead the way, lead the dance; be in the vanguard; introduce, usher in; have the pas; set the fashion etc. ... show more


Moby thesaurus: acknowledgments, anteriority, avant-propos, back, back matter, bastard title, begin, bibliography, bold front, brave face, brave front, breakthrough, catch line, catchword, colophon, contents, contents page, copyright page, dedication, display ... show more.

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