a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
I have to take extra health
, like wearing gloves when I clean up after him and washing my hands thoroughly.
New York Times (Sep 27, 2012)
an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
make impossible, especially beforehand
one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
Using more colorful language, Obama’s Democratic
, Bill Clinton, made similar points at a rally in Parma, Ohio.
Washington Post (Oct 18, 2012)
an affix that is added in front of the word
The linemen even ride their own minibus to games, which makes the
"mini" seem totally inappropriate.
Seattle Times (Dec 3, 2010)
influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
Surely any judicial inquiry would at best delay any criminal prosecution and, at worst, could
any such future prosecution.
The Guardian (Jul 5, 2012)
characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning
Judge Parry said the defendant had no mental disorder and his offences were
BBC (Sep 5, 2012)
an early warning about a future event
Spotted Deer was filled with gloomy
of impending disaster.
something that is required in advance
perceiving the significance of events before they occur
predictions made by Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner in 1923, honeybee colonies are collapsing right on schedule.
Seattle Times (Mar 3, 2011)