Definitions for precedeprɪˈsid

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word precede

Princeton's WordNet

  1. predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate(verb)

    be earlier in time; go back further

    "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

  2. precede, predate(verb)

    come before

    "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"

  3. precede, come before(verb)

    be the predecessor of

    "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"

  4. precede, lead(verb)

    move ahead (of others) in time or space

  5. precede, preface, premise, introduce(verb)

    furnish with a preface or introduction

    "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"

Wiktionary

  1. precede(Verb)

    To go before, go in front of.

  2. precede(Verb)

    To have higher rank than (someone or something else).

  3. Origin: Latin praecēdō, from prae- + cēdō

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precede(verb)

    to go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything

  2. Precede(verb)

    to go before in place, rank, or importance

  3. Precede(verb)

    to cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object

  4. Origin: [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before + cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. prceder. See Pre-, and Cede.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'precede' in Verbs Frequency: #877


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