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Preface meaning

preface - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. The prelude or introduction to the canon of the Mass.
  4. 4. To introduce by a preface; to give a preface to; as, to preface a book discourse.
  5. 5. To make a preface.
  6. 6. An introductory speech or writing.

preface - examples of usage

  1. She then said, without any preface: " It's about Charles and Uncle John's offer.... - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The World of Dreams Author's Preface This book forms the last of three. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. The Preface to our American Book of Common Prayer refers to this attempted review of 1689 " as a great and good work." - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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