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preposition Date: 1698 prior to, before

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  • Previous to — Previous Pre vi*ous, a. [L. praevius going before, leading the way; prae before + via the way. See {Voyage}.] Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • previous to — index heretofore, theretofore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Previous — Pre vi*ous, a. [L. praevius going before, leading the way; prae before + via the way. See {Voyage}.] Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Previous question — Previous Pre vi*ous, a. [L. praevius going before, leading the way; prae before + via the way. See {Voyage}.] Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • previous — previously, adv. previousness, n. /pree vee euhs/, adj. 1. coming or occurring before something else; prior: the previous owner. 2. Informal. done, occurring, etc., before the proper time; premature: Aren t you a little previous with that… …   Universalium

  • previous — Synonyms and related words: a bit previous, above, advanced, aforementioned, aforesaid, ahead, ancient, ante, antecedent, anterior, anticipatory, before, beforehand, ci devant, earlier, early, elder, erstwhile, far ahead, first, fore, foregoing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • to stack the deck — Stock Stock (st[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stocked} (st[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stocking}.] 1. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with material requisites; to store; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stock an anchor — Stock Stock (st[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stocked} (st[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stocking}.] 1. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with material requisites; to store; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stock cards — Stock Stock (st[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stocked} (st[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stocking}.] 1. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with material requisites; to store; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stock down — Stock Stock (st[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stocked} (st[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stocking}.] 1. To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with material requisites; to store; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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