(noun, verb)


1. a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

Similar word(s): foreword, prolusion

Definition categories: communication, introduction

Sentences with preface as a noun:

- The book included a brief preface by a leading expert in the field.


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

Similar word(s): introduce, precede, premise

Definition categories: communication, say, state, tell

Sentences with preface as a verb:

- Let me preface this by saying that I don't know him that well.

- to preface a book