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Definitions of preparatory

  1. Preparing for: previous: introductory: preparative. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. Preparing; introductory. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. Serving as a preparation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Occupied in preparation. preparative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Previously necessary; introductory; preliminary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for preparatory

  1. Suppose yourself, gentle reader, standing at the gate of one of the forts in Hudson Bay, watching a savage arranging his snow- shoes, preparatory to entering the gloomy forest. – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. At fourteen I was sent away to a preparatory school, and afterwards to college. – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
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