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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preview, prevue, trailernoun

    an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future

  2. previewverb

    a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public

  3. previewverb

    watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public


  1. previewnoun

    A foretaste of something.

    Etymology: preveu, past participle of preveoir. See pre- + view.

  2. previewnoun

    An advance showing of a film, exhibition etc.

    Etymology: preveu, past participle of preveoir. See pre- + view.

  3. previewnoun

    Something seen in advance.

    Etymology: preveu, past participle of preveoir. See pre- + view.

  4. previewverb

    To show or watch something, or part of it, before it is complete.

    Etymology: preveu, past participle of preveoir. See pre- + view.


  1. Preview

    Preview is Mac OS X's application for displaying images and Portable Document Format documents. Like Mac OS X itself, it comes from NeXT's NeXTSTEP operating system. Preview employs Apple's implementation of Adobe's PDF specification, and makes significant use of Apple's Aqua graphical user interface, the Quartz graphics layer, and the ImageIO and CoreImage frameworks

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preview in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preview in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of preview in a Sentence

  1. Normand Boivin:

    These specially created scents will give passengers traveling through Terminal 2 an exclusive preview of destinations that only Heathrow connects to [from the UK].

  2. Geng Guizhi:

    When students become impatient because of the long queue, I tell them to consider this a preview of Beijing's traffic jams, i tell them, you have to remain calm and patient.

  3. Omare Lamrani:

    It’s a very old plane, but definitely one of the most capable, air Force has been moving toward multi-mission aircraft, but when Air Force comes to this particular mission this plane is unrivaled in Air Force ability. There is no weapon in our arsenal that offers more effective close-air support to American ground troops serving in harms way than the A-10 aircraft, - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. First designated for retirement in 2011, a planning document the Air Force published in mid-February reveals that 2022 is the flying branch's newest deadline for the last A-10 flight. The extension was announced by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter during a preview of the Pentagon’s budget at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. according to the Arizona Daily Star. The venerable plane, first built for destroying Soviet tanks, has been on the chopping block since the sequester of 2011 mandated steep cuts in the Pentagon budget. Although the planes haven't been built in more than 30 years, the Department of Defense believes it can save maintenance costs by phasing them out. Air Force brass believes newer, faster aircraft like the F-16, F-15E, and, eventually, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 can do a better job of the Warthog’s mission of providing close air support to soldiers on the ground. But the Pentagon disagrees and has pushed back, leading to Air Force brass to extend the end date for a phase out. The plane has survived year-to-year, with powerful lawmakers such as Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., fighting to keep it alive.

  4. Kendall Coffey:

    The prosecutors went through this relying on the probable cause affidavit [which they filed with the court in charging Zimmerman.] They were prepared to accept the judge's ruling, rather than make an all out effort to defeat bond by putting their best evidence forward. Because if they had done that, the defense would have had a preview of their case and still wouldn't have had bond denied." -On the Trayvon Martin Trial

  5. Lisa Kott:

    When Ross showed him that preview, he composed himself, it was the oddest thing. And I think we probably watched it a hundred times after that.

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Translations for preview

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  • Vorblick, Vorschau, VoraufführungGerman
  • προεπισκόπηση, πρώτη προβολήGreek
  • avanceSpanish
  • diffuser, prévoir, prévisualiser, avant-premièreFrench
  • pratayangIndonesian
  • stiklaIcelandic
  • 試写会Japanese
  • ಮುನ್ನೋಟKannada
  • پێشبینیKurdish
  • treler, previu, pratontonMalay
  • voorproefjeDutch
  • podgląd, prapremiera, przedsmakPolish
  • предварительный просмотр, предосмотр, предвкушениеRussian
  • glimt, förhandsvisning, förhandsvisa, försmakSwedish
  • 預習Chinese

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