Definitions for previous
ˈpri vi əspre·vi·ous
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word previous.
just preceding something else in time or order
"the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
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"
too soon or too hasty
"our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
An existing criminal record
It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.
prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.
He is no better than the previous Prime Minister.
premature; occurring too soon.
I thought that I had solved the problem, but I was a bit previous.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Antecedent; going before; prior.
Etymology: prœvius, Lat.
By this previous intimation we may gather some hopes, that the matter is not desperate. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
Sound from the mountain, previous to the storm,
Rolls o’er the muttering Earth. James Thomson.
going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. præevius—præ, before, via, a way.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'previous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #791
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Rank popularity for the word 'previous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1332
Rank popularity for the word 'previous' in Adjectives Frequency: #93
The numerical value of previous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of previous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
In September of 2021, we saw a 60 % increase in challenges year to year from the previous year.
Sexual inexperience has become a national concern in Japan, but previous reports did not examine the trend across different age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds.
There was a very strong complicity between the previous governments that were quite close to these leftist movements financed by drug trafficking.
If we get any sort of trade truce talk you could see the market rip from here and go up to its previous highs.
There are two messages from theory of Karma. Our condition in this life is determined by our deeds in previous life. We must do good in this life to improve our conditions in next life.
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- prematur, anterior, previCatalan, Valencian
- forrige, foregåendeDanish
- anterior, previoSpanish
- نابه هنگام, پیشینPersian
- aiempi, aikaisempi, edellinenFinnish
- megelőző, előzőHungarian
- پێشو, ڕابردوKurdish
- vorig, voorbarigDutch
- førre, føregåandeNorwegian Nynorsk
- forrige, tidligere, foregåendeNorwegian
- ubiegły, poprzedniPolish
- предыдущий, прошлыйRussian
- förra, tidig, föregåendeSwedish
- до, Перш, передUkrainian
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