previously
adverb see previous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Previously — Pre vi*ous*ly, adv. Beforehand; antecedently; as, a plan previously formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • previously — index heretofore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • previously — [adv] earlier ahead, already, ante, antecedently, at one time, away back, a while ago, back, back when, before, beforehand, erstwhile, fore, formerly, forward, heretofore, hitherto, in advance, in anticipation, in days gone by, in the past, long… …   New thesaurus

  • previously — [[t]pri͟ːviəsli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj, ADV with cl Previously means at some time before the period that you are talking about. Guyana s railways were previously owned by private companies... The contract was awarded to a… …   English dictionary

  • previously — adverb at an earlier time or formerly (Freq. 30) she had previously lived in Chicago he was previously president of a bank better than anything previously proposed a previously unquestioned attitude antecedently arranged • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • previously — pre|vi|ous|ly W2S3 [ˈpri:viəsli] adv before now or before a particular time ▪ Almost half the group had previously been heavy smokers. two days/three years etc previously (=two days, three years etc before) ▪ Six months previously he had smashed… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • previously — adverb before the present time: The world record was previously held by a Spanish athlete. | two days/three years etc previously: The car was now worth twice what we d paid for it six months previously …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • previously — adv. Previously is used with these adjectives: ↑exempt, ↑impossible, ↑married, ↑neglected, ↑secret, ↑separate, ↑unheard, ↑unheard of, ↑unknown, ↑unnoticed, ↑unthinkable, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • previously — pre|vi|ous|ly [ priviəsli ] adverb *** before the present time, or before the time you are discussing: She was previously employed as a research scientist. Three years previously, he had met Susan …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • previously */*/*/ — UK [ˈpriːvɪəslɪ] / US [ˈprɪvɪəslɪ] adverb before the present time, or before the time you are discussing She was previously employed as a research scientist. Three years previously, he had met Susan …   English dictionary

  • previously — adverb previously, only the outermost doors were locked at night Syn: formerly, earlier, earlier on, before, hitherto, once, at one time, in the past, in days gone by, in times gone by, in bygone days, in times past, in former times; in advance,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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