What does Previous mean?

Definitions for Previous
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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PREVIOUSadjective

    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.

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.]

British National Corpus

  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

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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. Andreas Mueller:

    It was positive for the companies involved that the prices they paid were pretty low – less than half of the previous auction in 2012 for 4G.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    If you go back and look at previous crises, they've lasted a lot longer, but, of course, every single day that these things go on, we see a tremendous loss in human life and in human suffering. And we were determined to get to bring that to an end.

  3. Volodymyr Zelenskiy:

    I get many questions about impeachment everywhere, in my previous profession as a producer, screenwriter and actor, I wanted an Oscar and wanted to be very popular in the United States. Now I am very popular in the USA, but I didn't want to find (it in) such a way.

  4. Michael Calvin:

    The same small group of managers are employed because they are the strongest brands in the market, in previous generations it was all player-driven but modern-day players are pretty vanilla and so managers have the perceived personality.

  5. Leandris Liburd:

    These findings are generally consistent with previous reports that use the term 'weathering,' which suggests that blacks experience premature aging and earlier health decline than whites and that this decline in health accumulates across the entire lifespan and potentially across generations. This happens as a consequence of psychosocial, economic and environmental stressors.

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