What does previous mean?

Definitions for previous
ˈpri vi əspre·vi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. previous(a), old(adj)

    just preceding something else in time or order

    "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"

  2. former(a), late(a), previous(a)(adj)

    (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), premature(adj)

    too soon or too hasty

    "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"

Wiktionary

  1. previous(Noun)

    An existing criminal record

    It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.

  2. previous(Adjective)

    prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.

    He is no better than the previous Prime Minister.

  3. previous(Adjective)

    premature; occurring too soon.

    I thought that I had solved the problem, but I was a bit previous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Previous(adj)

    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

How to pronounce previous?

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How to say previous in sign language?

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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. Englishman Fleetwood:

    Its been an off year. The results haven't been up to my own expectations, and its been putting the majority of the year, but I have no doubt in my ability to come back and defend whether form's on, off or anything indifferent. I've proven to myself that I can go from two missed cuts to potentially winning the week after in previous years.

  2. Fiance Nicole Johnson:

    L. michael and I both know that had we tried to have a child and get married in the previous time we were together, it probably would not have ended pretty.

  3. President Trump:

    While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.

  4. Kaiser Permanente:

    We offer our sincere condolences, we use video technology as an appropriate enhancement to the care team, and a way to bring additional consultative expertise to the bedside. Gaskill-Hames added the machine visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits. She says it did not replace previous conversations with patients and family members. The use of the term robot is inaccurate and inappropriate, she exclaimed. This secure video technology is a live conversation with a physician using tele-video technology, and always with a nurse or other physician in the room to explain the purpose and function of the technology. It does not, and did not, replace ongoing in-person evaluations and conversations with a patient and family members. According to Wilharm, the medical staff told herthe robot is.

  5. Joerg Wuttke:

    China released the mother of all credit avalanches, hence the double-digit growth and making decision makers more complacent - they thought they could outgrow the previous overcapacity problem.

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