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ˈpraɪ ərPri·or

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prioradjective

    the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

  2. anterior, prior(a)adjective

    earlier in time

Wiktionary

  1. priornoun

    A high-ranking member of a monastery, usually lower in rank than an abbot.

    Etymology: From prior

  2. priornoun

    A previous criminal offense on someone's record.

    Etymology: From prior

  3. priornoun

    In Bayesian inference, a prior probability distribution.

    Etymology: From prior

  4. prioradverb

    Previously.

    The doctor had known three months prior.

    Etymology: From prior

  5. prioradjective

    Of that which comes before, in advance.

    I had no prior knowledge you were coming.

    Etymology: From prior

  6. prioradjective

    former, previous

    His prior residence was smaller than his current one.

    Etymology: From prior

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prioradjective

    preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a prior discovery; prior obligation; -- used elliptically in cases like the following: he lived alone [in the time] prior to his marriage

    Etymology: [OE. priour, OF. priour, prior, priur, F. prieur, from L. prior former, superior. See Prior, a.]

  2. Prioradjective

    the superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity

    Etymology: [OE. priour, OF. priour, prior, priur, F. prieur, from L. prior former, superior. See Prior, a.]

Freebase

  1. Prior

    Prior is an ecclesiastical title, derived from the Latin adjective for "earlier, first", with several notable uses.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prior

    prī′or, adj. former: previous: coming before in time.—n. the head of a priory: (in Italy) formerly a chief magistrate:—fem. Prī′oress.—ns. Prī′orāte, Prī′orship, the government or office of a prior: the time during which a prior is in office; Prior′ity, state of being prior or first in time, place, or rank: preference; Prī′ory, a convent of either sex, under a prior or prioress, and next in rank below an abbey. [L. prior, former, comp. from pro-, in front.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prior' in Adjectives Frequency: #889

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prior in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Prior in a Sentence

  1. Matt Smith:

    A drop in refinery utilization helped to offset lower imports, leading to a solid build to crude inventories, despite lower refinery runs, gasoline stocks still showed a build, with throughput edging lower on the prior week.

  2. Royal Caribbean:

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Royal Caribbean has claimed that security camera footage shows Anello leaning out of the open window prior to Chloes death. The cruise liner sought to dismiss the case based on the security footage, blaming Anellos negligence for the tragedy. However, Winkleman alleges that the security footage is deceptive and only uses two angles of the available 13 cameras. The lawyer has filed a motion to both strike the video footage submitted and for Royal Caribbean to produce all video footage from all of the cameras. In a previous statement shared with Fox News by Royal Caribbean, the cruise liner called the incident a heartbreaking tragedy, but offered no further comment on its motion to dismiss. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS The death of Chloe Wiegand is undeniably a heartbreaking tragedy that has prompted a criminal prosecution of Chloes step-grandfather and a civil lawsuit brought by the Wiegand family attorneys. Our position in the matter is outlined in our Motion to Dismiss, which we were legally mandated to do in response to the civil complaint. The motion was filed in Federal Court in South Florida and is available to the public.

  3. George Castaneda:

    I do n’t know what Hacienda San Miguel Mexican Grill is. I ca n’t put my finger on it. But prior to the pandemic, we had people just knocking at our door looking for work. Now there’s not too many people looking for work.

  4. Rhonda Randall:

    Childhood poverty has decreased, that's a key indicator of somebody's socioeconomic status and a good predictor of how their overall health is going to be for the rest of their life. That childhood poverty measure decreased 6 % since the prior year.

  5. Bernie McTernan:

    There is a good chance Disney could better monetize' Mulan' with Premier Access relative to the box office, if there were any questions prior, it shows Disney is all-in on streaming.

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