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NOUN

1. A preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse,poem, or novel.
2. An introductory speech, often in verse, calling attention to the theme ofa play.
3. The actor or actress who delivers this.
4. An introductory scene, preceding the first act of a play, opera, etc.
5. Any introductory proceeding, event, etc.:

Example: Appetizing delicacies were the prologue to a long dinner.

VERB (used with object)

1. To introduce with or as if with a prologue.