Definition of preface:
predate, present, usher in, antedate, prolusion, forgo, insert, start, warm-up, addendum, acquaint, induction, make the first move, precondition, pinch-hit, go ahead, exordium, words, bring out, forego, enclose, prolegomenon, enter, precursor, premiss, precede, inaugurate, premise, tune-up, book, beat, introduce, inclose, back, body, antecedent, antecede, innovate, buildup, lead-in, blurb, bring in, put in, foreword, lead, steal a march on someone, binding, afterword, beat someone to the punch, be/stay one jump ahead (of someone), intro, infix, acknowledgments, stick in, appendix, come before, proem, artwork.
- "Man and Wife", Wilkie Collins.
D. M. Preface An attempt is made in this volume to tell the story of Browning's life, including, as part of it, a notice of his books, which may be regarded as the chief of " his acts and all that he did."- "Robert Browning", Edward Dowden.
In his Preface he attacked Froude for fulfilling Carlyle's own wishes, of which he seems to have known little or nothing, and, by way of further justification for his interference, he added the following paragraph: The first edition of the Reminiscences was so carelessly printed as to do grave wrong to the sense.- "The Life of Froude", Herbert Paul.