What does previous mean?

Definitions for previous
ˈpri vi əspre·vi·ous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word previous.

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. Lee Jung Hoon:

    There's a lot of speculation why that's the case, kim Jong could be trying to put out this image as a humble guy, that he's not extravagant. In previous years, Kim Jong has distributed sweets to children on January 7, something Kim Jong grandfather and father were known to do on their birthdays. During a visit to North Korea two years ago, former NBA star Dennis Rodman sang.

  2. Gu Yongtao:

    Today's correction, following previous days' strong rebound, is natural, it's different from the panic selling we saw previously, when liquidity dried up and investors couldn't sell their shares.

  3. Bruce Aylward:

    That highlights the reason it's so important to get the flu vaccination rates up this year, even relative to previous years, we need that capacity potentially to manage Covid.

  4. Gideon Nave:

    Our study is by far the largest investigation of the topic, it uses a general population sample, and it controls for more confounds than before. As such, it provides overwhelmingly more evidence than any previous investigations and gets us closer to settling the debate.

  5. David Pilgrim:

    There are many stories told in the Jim Crow Museum, but none are as horrible as these tales. The idea of using the skins of black people to make purses, shoes, belts, and other products is, of course, disgusting to contemporary Americans; however, there was a time—not so long ago—when the debasement of black Americans was so nearly complete that one could read about the skin of a black person being tanned in the same newspaper that reported the previous day’s baseball box scores.

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