What does precede mean?

Definitions for precede
prɪˈsidpre·cede

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedateverb

    be earlier in time; go back further

    "Stone tools precede bronze tools"

  2. precede, predateverb

    come before

    "Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify"

  3. precede, come beforeverb

    be the predecessor of

    "Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands"

  4. precede, leadverb

    move ahead (of others) in time or space

  5. precede, preface, premise, introduceverb

    furnish with a preface or introduction

    "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"

Wiktionary

  1. precedeverb

    To go before, go in front of.

    Etymology: Latin praecēdō, from prae- + cēdō

  2. precedeverb

    To have higher rank than (someone or something else).

    Etymology: Latin praecēdō, from prae- + cēdō

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precedeverb

    to go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything

    Etymology: [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before + cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. prceder. See Pre-, and Cede.]

  2. Precedeverb

    to go before in place, rank, or importance

    Etymology: [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before + cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. prceder. See Pre-, and Cede.]

  3. Precedeverb

    to cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object

    Etymology: [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before + cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. prceder. See Pre-, and Cede.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Precede

    pre-sēd′, v.t. to go before in time, rank, or importance.—v.i. to be before in time, or place. [Fr. précéder—L. præcedĕrepræ, before, cedĕre, go.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'precede' in Verbs Frequency: #877

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precede in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of precede in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Ban Breathnach:

    Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.

  2. Samuel Butler:

    If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue.

  3. Harry F. Banks:

    Financial rewards follow accomplishment; they don't precede it.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    If you've not been dreaming and thinking big all the while. You've got to start dreaming and thinking big in order to become big eventually. For, high perception, imagination, anticipation and expectation do precede high success, achievement and attainment. I mean, you can and will achieve whatever you can perceive, imagine, anticipate and expect. Besides that, anybody who longs or aspires to emerge or become a millionaire or billionaire someday must think, speak and act like a millionaire or billionaire. -Emeasoba George

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Do you know? You may need to move backward sometimes in order to move forward like never before. Yes of course, backwardness do precede forwardness. Now, may I ask. Are you currently down to nothing? Or are you presently experiencing a setback in anything and for any reason? Or have you lost anything worth having like money, opportunities or any other valueable thing? If yes, then cheer yourself up. For, sooner or later you will bounce back into glory or goodies like never before. I mean, you will soon recover whatever you do think that you've lost. Yes! your later or subsequent glory/dignity shall surpass your former or past glory/dignity.

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