just preceding something else in time or order
"the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
former(a), late(a), previous(a)(adj)
(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.
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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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
Examples of Previous in a Sentence
We offer our sincere condolences, we use video technology as an appropriate enhancement to the care team, and a way to bring additional consultative expertise to the bedside. Gaskill-Hames added the machine visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits. She says it did not replace previous conversations with patients and family members. The use of the term robot is inaccurate and inappropriate, she exclaimed. This secure video technology is a live conversation with a physician using tele-video technology, and always with a nurse or other physician in the room to explain the purpose and function of the technology. It does not, and did not, replace ongoing in-person evaluations and conversations with a patient and family members. According to Wilharm, the medical staff told herthe robot is.
I was there in Rome on the day when German Steffen set the record and I remember thinking back then,' this one is going to stand for a while'. And it did, for the super-suit era, the sooner it can be erased, the better. It was just a tumultuous time in swimming history and what it did at the time was it made a bit of a joke out of world record standards. It really discriminated against the ones who set the previous ones in the old lycra costumes.
Our results do not align with the previous research on this topic and this point strongly suggests more research is needed on the metabolic health effects of marijuana use.
When we heard the news, I realized, OK, we are really in danger with all the people disappearing in previous years, and more this year, it seems they want to get us now. And, we are the only group left in this country.
It hit home in a way that other previous attacks did not, it made people aware that this is not just something that happens to defense agencies or owners of websites, this is something that can happen to any Joe or Jane sitting at home on the computer or in the office, and it can shut you down and really disrupt your ability to operate.
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Translations for Previous
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- previ, anterior, prematurCatalan, Valencian
- foregående, forrigeDanish
- anterior, previoSpanish
- نابه هنگام, پیشینPersian
- aikaisempi, edellinen, aiempiFinnish
- előző, megelőzőHungarian
- ڕابردو, پێشوKurdish
- voorbarig, vorigDutch
- førre, føregåandeNorwegian Nynorsk
- foregående, forrige, tidligereNorwegian
- ubiegły, poprzedniPolish
- предыдущий, прошлыйRussian
- förra, föregående, tidigSwedish
- до, Перш, передUkrainian
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