AFO'REHAND, adv. afore and hand.
1. In time previous; by previous provision; as, he is ready aforehand.
She is come aforehand to anoint my body. Mark 14.
2. a. Prepared; previously provided; as, to be aforehand in business. Hence in popular language, amply provided; well supplied with the means of living; having means beyond the requirements of necessity; moderately wealthy. The word is popularly changed into aforehanded, beforehanded, or rather forehanded; as, a forehanded farmer.