previous to
preposition Date: 1698 prior to, before

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — ► previous to before. Main Entry: ↑previous …   English terms dictionary

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

  • previous to — BEFORE, prior to, until, (leading) up to, earlier than, preceding; formal anterior to. → previous …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • previous to — idi before; prior to …   From formal English to slang

  • previous to — before …   English contemporary dictionary

  • previous to something — phrase in the period before something existed Previous to his present employment he was a bus driver. Thesaurus: before a time or eventsynonym Main entry: previous …   Useful english dictionary

  • previous to something — in the period before something existed Previous to his present employment he was a bus driver …   English dictionary

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