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.

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. Oregon State coach Scott Rueck:

    I dont think its up for discussion who No. 1 is. Louisville, Stanford, N.C. State, Mississippi State and UCLA rounded out the first 10 teams, which were unchanged from the previous poll. Before this season, South Carolina had never finished the season higher than No. 3. The Gamecocks topped the Top 25 the final 10 weeks of a season cut short before the NCAA Tournament by concerns about spreading the coronavirus pandemic. The AP has always released The AP final poll of the season before the start of the tournament that settles the national championship. Staley said she wasnt sure if The Gamecocks might recognize this achievement next year with a banner or something else since there was no tournament. I want to highlight our year. Only fitting for our seniors, only fitting for our team we put together, she said. Fitting to recognize what was accomplished this year for us. The Ducks, led by star Sabrina Ionescu, were ranked No. 1 for four weeks during the season. Their previous best finish in the poll was sixth two seasons ago. Its really neat. Going into the tournament we had the strongest resume and were playing really, really well, Ducks coach Kelly Graves said. UConns final ranking was its lowest since the team finished eighth in the last poll of the 2005-06 season. UConn had been four or higher every season since. Northwestern, which shared the regular-season Big Ten title, was 11th. Its the best finish for the Wildcats ever, topping their 13th-place ranking in 1990. Its only the sixth time in school history the team was ranked in the final poll. Its been a wild ride, Northwestern coach Joe McKeown said. Weve had so many people enjoy watching the program this year and see it grow. Im sad we didnt get a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament, but we have a great young group. CONFERENCE DOMINANCE The Pac-12 has been the top conference in the poll all season and finished with three teams in the first 10 and six in the Top 25. I feel like we have been doing that for a while now. I think back to four years ago, I think the conference statistically might have been a little stronger throughout that year, 2017.

  2. Blaine Schubert:

    The whole previous record of this particular type of bear is just known from a few localities in South America, and those are fragmentary remains, so, we went from not having any of this type of bear outside of South America to now having the best record of this type of bear from the Yucatn of Mexico.

  3. Yang Weixiao:

    The tentative economic recovery is the result of the relatively easy financing environment during the previous period, the trend could be sustained until the end of the third quarter, when downward pressure will likely resurface.

  4. Bernard Rollin:

    In some ways, there's a big debate about whether you should adopt a puppy or an older dog, and there are advantages to both. If you adopt a puppy, you've got to housebreak, you have to train, et cetera. On the other hand, you get to mold that dog a little bit more, when you adopt an adult dog, you're getting a package you don't necessarily know what's inside, but you don't have to house train and so forth, and a lot of shelters have the previous owner write up a detailed account of that dog.

  5. Barack Obama:

    In all my conversations with senators from both parties in which I asked their views on qualified Supreme Court nominees -- this includes the previous two seats that I had to fill -- the one name that has come up repeatedly, from Republicans and Democrats alike, is Merrick Garland.

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