going before over time or location to precede to surpass
- be earlier in the day in time; go-back more
- To go before in time or location; to precede; to surpass.
early 15c., from Latin antecedere "going before" (see antecedent). Associated: Anteceded; anteceding.
(v. t. & i.) To go prior to eventually or place; to precede; to surpass.