1. a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
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
Sentences with preface as a verb:
- Let me preface this by saying that I don't know him that well.
- to preface a book