What does Previous mean?

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ˈpri vi əsPre·vi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. previous(a), oldadjective

    just preceding something else in time or order

    "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"

  2. 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"

  3. previous(p), prematureadjective

    too soon or too hasty

    "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"

Wiktionary

  1. previousnoun

    An existing criminal record

    It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.

  2. previousadjective

    prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.

    He is no better than the previous Prime Minister.

  3. previousadjective

    premature; occurring too soon.

    I thought that I had solved the problem, but I was a bit previous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Previousadjective

    going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Previous

    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. præeviuspræ, before, via, a way.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Previous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #791

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Previous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1332

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Previous' in Adjectives Frequency: #93

Anagrams for Previous »

  1. pervious

  2. viperous

How to pronounce Previous?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Previous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Previous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Previous in a Sentence

  1. Andrea Dupree:

    Betelgeuse typically goes through brightness cycles lasting around 420 days, and since the previous minimum happened in February 2020, this new dimming is over a year early.

  2. Alex Wong:

    It broke the pattern in the past few days and was able to hover above the level of the previous close, thanks to improved sentiment in the overseas markets following Morgan Stanley's full house buy alert on the global market.

  3. Hideya Kawanishi:

    Their relative youth is appealing and this is not something you could imagine the previous imperial couple ever doing, at least not so naturally.

  4. Peter Katzmarzyk:

    These results are entirely consistent with previous studies, there is no reason to think that these associations would be any different in a Hispanic population versus other populations in the U.S.

  5. Kari Johnstone:

    As in previous years, it was a truly deliberative fact-based process.

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