英 [priː'æmb(ə)l; 'priː-]
- preamble (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French preambule (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin preambulum, neuter adjective used as a noun, properly "preliminary," from Late Latin praeambulus "walking before," from Latin prae- "before" (see pre-) + ambulare "to walk" (see amble (v.)).
- 1. The aims of the treaty are stated in its preamble.
- 2. He spoke without preamble.
- 3. "I would like you to return to the villa as soon as possible," she said without preamble.
- 4. The controversy has arisen over the text of the preamble to the unification treaty.
- 5. In time the conference succeeded in adopting a preamble.
[ preamble 造句 ]