Definitions for Previous
ˈpri vi əspre·vi·ous
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Previous.
just preceding something else in time or order
"the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
former(a), late(a), previous(a)adjective
(used especially of persons) of the immediate past
"the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
too soon or too hasty
"our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
An existing criminal record
It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.
prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.
He is no better than the previous Prime Minister.
premature; occurring too soon.
I thought that I had solved the problem, but I was a bit previous.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Antecedent; going before; prior.
Etymology: prœvius, Lat.
By this previous intimation we may gather some hopes, that the matter is not desperate. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
Sound from the mountain, previous to the storm,
Rolls o’er the muttering Earth. James Thomson.
Previous refers to existing or occurring before in time or order; something that has happened earlier or that comes before something else.
going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē′vi-us, adj. going before in time: former.—adv. Prē′viously.—n. Prē′viousness, antecedence: priority in time.—Previous question, a motion made during a debate, 'that the main question be now put.' If the decision be 'yes,' the debate is ended and the question put and decided; if it be 'no,' the debate is adjourned in the British parliament, but continues in the American assembly. [L. præevius—præ, before, via, a way.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Previous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #791
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Previous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1332
Rank popularity for the word 'Previous' in Adjectives Frequency: #93
The numerical value of Previous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Previous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The reason people blame things on the previous generations is that there's only one other choice.
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
It has been public for several years that Secretary Clinton used her personal email account, apparently following the pattern of previous Secretaries of State, although Secretary Clinton has produced her emails to the State Department, it is unclear from press reports whether previous Secretaries have done the same.
I loved my previous life. I had so many things going, this is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier.
I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going, i actually, this is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier.
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Translations for Previous
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- prematur, anterior, previCatalan, Valencian
- forrige, foregåendeDanish
- anterior, previoSpanish
- نابه هنگام, پیشینPersian
- aiempi, aikaisempi, edellinenFinnish
- megelőző, előzőHungarian
- پێشو, ڕابردوKurdish
- vorig, voorbarigDutch
- førre, føregåandeNorwegian Nynorsk
- forrige, tidligere, foregåendeNorwegian
- ubiegły, poprzedniPolish
- предыдущий, прошлыйRussian
- förra, tidig, föregåendeSwedish
- до, Перш, передUkrainian
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