previous to
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 — this, everything was fine Syn: before, prior to, until, leading up to, up to, earlier than, preceding; formal anterior to …   Thesaurus of popular words

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

  • previous to — before. → previous …   English new terms dictionary

  • previous to — before …   English contemporary 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 — adjective 1 (only before noun) happening or existing before the event, time, or thing that is being mentioned: a better result than we ve had in previous years | She has two children from a previous marriage. | previous experience: Do you have… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • previous — pre|vi|ous [ priviəs ] adjective only before noun *** a previous event, period, or thing happened or existed before the one you are talking about: This issue was discussed in the previous chapter. Neighbors said they had seen the man in the area… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • previous — pre|vi|ous W1S1 [ˈpri:viəs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: praevius leading the way , from via way ] 1.) [only before noun] having happened or existed before the event, time, or thing that you are talking about now ▪ I ve met him before… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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