preceding

  • 1 preceding — preceding, antecedent, precedent, foregoing, previous, prior, former, anterior are comparable when they mean being before, especially in time or in order of arrangement. Preceding, opposed to succeeding and following, is restricted to time and… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Preceding — Pre*ced ing, a. 1. Going before; opposed to following. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) In the direction toward which stars appear to move. See {Following}, 2. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 preceding — I adjective above mentioned, abovenamed, antecedent, anterior, before mentioned, earlier, first named, former, inaugural, introductory, precedent, precessional, precursive, precursory, preexistent, prefatory, preliminary, preludial, prelusive,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 preceding — [adj] earlier, above abovementioned, above named, aforeknown, aforementioned, aforesaid, ahead of, antecedent, anterior, before, erstwhile, foregoing, forerunning, former, forward, front, head, heretofore, introductory, lead, leading, one time,… …

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  • 5 preceding — [prē sēd′iŋ, prisēd′iŋ] adj. that precedes; going or coming before SYN. PREVIOUS …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 preceding — adjective Date: 15th century that immediately precedes in time or place < the preceding day > < preceding paragraphs > Synonyms: preceding, antecedent, foregoing, previous, prior, former, anterior mean being before. preceding usually implies… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 preceding — pre|ced|ing [prıˈsi:dıŋ] adj [only before noun] formal happening or coming before the time, place, or part mentioned = ↑previous ≠ ↑following preceding days/weeks/months/years ▪ income tax paid in preceding years preceding chapter/paragraph/page… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 Preceding — Precede Pre*cede , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preceding}.] [L. praecedere, praecessum; prae before + cedere to go, to be in motion: cf. F. pr[ e]ceder. See {Pre }, and {Cede}.] 1. To go before in order of time; to occur… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 preceding — /pri see ding/, adj. that precedes; previous: Refer back to the footnote on the preceding page. [1485 95; PRECEDE + ING2] Syn. foregoing, prior, former, earlier. Ant. succeeding, following. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 preceding — adjective Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence. On the preceding Monday Shobana had left on vacation. Ant: succeeding …

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  • 11 preceding — adj. Preceding is used with these nouns: ↑decade, ↑generation, ↑month, ↑page, ↑paragraph, ↑section, ↑year …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 preceding — pre|ced|ing [ prı sidıŋ ] adjective existing or coming immediately before someone or something else: Our contact information is located on the preceding pages …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 preceding — adjective (only before noun) formal happening or coming before the time, place, or part mentioned: We made more money this month than in the whole of the preceding quarter. opposite following 1 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 preceding — adjective refer to the preceding chart Syn: foregoing, previous, prior, former, precedent, earlier, above, aforementioned, antecedent; formal anterior, prevenient …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 preceding — UK [prɪˈsiːdɪŋ] / US [prɪˈsɪdɪŋ] adjective existing or coming immediately before someone or something else Our contact information is located on the preceding pages …

    English dictionary

  • 16 preceding — pre•ced•ing [[t]prɪˈsi dɪŋ[/t]] adj. that precedes; coming before; previous: the preceding page[/ex] • Etymology: 1485–95 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 preceding — precede ► VERB 1) come or go before in time, order, or position. 2) (precede with) preface or introduce (something) with. DERIVATIVES preceding adjective. ORIGIN Latin praecedere go before …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 preceding — Synonyms and related words: above, advanced, aforegoing, aforementioned, ante, antecedence, antecedency, antecedent, anteposition, anterior, anteriority, anticipatory, avant garde, chief, ci devant, dominion, earlier, early, elder, ere, erstwhile …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 preceding — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. antecedent, precedent, previous, other, prior, aforesaid, ahead of, earlier, former, forerunning, past, foregoing, above mentioned, above named, above cited, supra (Latin), afore mentioned, before mentioned, above,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 preceding — pre ced·ing || prɪ sɪːdɪŋ adj. coming before, previous, prior pre·cede || ‚prɪː sɪːd v. go before, come before; be in front, be ahead of; predate, happen before …

    English contemporary dictionary