prepositions starting with B

Bating (prep.) With the exception of; excepting.

Before (prep.) In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house.

Before (prep.) Preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; -- sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that.

Before (prep.) An advance of; farther onward, in place or time.

Before (prep.) Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than.

Before (prep.) In presence or sight of; face to face with; facing.

Before (prep.) Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of.

Before (prep.) Open for; free of access to; in the power of.

Behither (prep.) On this side of.

Below (prep.) Under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; as, below the moon; below the knee.

Below (prep.) Inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount, price, etc.; lower in quality.

Below (prep.) Unworthy of; unbefitting; beneath.

Beneath (prep.) Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of.

Beneath (prep.) Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens.

Beneath (prep.) Lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings. Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming.

Besides (prep.) Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See Beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under Beside.

Between (prep.) In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.

Between (prep.) Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.

Between (prep.) Belonging in common to two; shared by both.

Between (prep.) Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.

Between (prep.) With relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge between or to choose between courses; to distinguish between you and me; to mediate between nations.

Between (prep.) In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.

Betwixt (prep.) In the space which separates; between.

Betwixt (prep.) From one to another of; mutually affecting.

Beyond (prep.) On the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.

Beyond (prep.) At a place or time not yet reached; before.

Beyond (prep.) Past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than; as, the patient was beyond medical aid; beyond one's strength.

Beyond (prep.) In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind.

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Mark McCracken

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