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  • 1 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]… …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 previous — I adjective above cited, above mentioned, above named, aforementioned, aforesaid, already indicated, antecedent, anterior, earlier, early, erstwhile, first, fore, foregoing, foregone, forementioned, forerunning, former, initial, initiatory,… …

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  • 4 previous — [prē′vē əs] adj. [L praevius < prae (see PRE ) + via, way (see VIA)] 1. occurring before in time or order; prior ☆ 2. Informal too soon; premature previous to before previously adv. SYN …

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  • 5 previous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing or occurring before in time or order. 2) informal over hasty. ● previous to Cf. ↑previous to DERIVATIVES previously adverb. ORIGIN Lat …

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  • 6 previous — [adj1] former, prior antecedent, anterior, earlier, erstwhile, ex, foregoing, one time, past, precedent, preceding, quondam, sometime; concepts 585,811,818,820 Ant. current, future, later, present previous [adj2] premature ahead of, early,… …

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  • 7 previous to — ► previous to before. Main Entry: ↑previous …

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

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  • 9 previous — (adj.) 1620s, from L. praevius going before, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + via road (see VIA (Cf. via)). Related: Previously …

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  • 10 previous to — this, everything was fine Syn: before, prior to, until, leading up to, up to, earlier than, preceding; formal anterior to …

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  • 11 previous — foregoing, prior, *preceding, antecedent, precedent, former, anterior Antonyms: subsequent: consequent …

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  • 12 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… …

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  • 13 previous — 01. I was paid more in my [previous] job, but I quit it to come here because the work here is much more interesting. 02. Actor Brad Pitt was [previously] engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow before finally marrying Jennifer Aniston. 03. Our [previous]… …

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  • 14 previous */*/*/ — UK [ˈpriːvɪəs] / US [ˈprɪvɪəs] adjective [only before noun] a previous event, period, or thing happened or existed before the one that you are talking about This issue was discussed in the previous chapter. Neighbours said they had seen the man… …

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  • 15 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… …

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  • 16 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

  • 17 previous — [[t]pri͟ːviəs[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ: ADJ n A previous event or thing is one that happened or came before the one that you are talking about. She has a teenage daughter from a previous marriage... He has no previous convictions. 2) ADJ: det ADJ You refer …

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  • 18 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… …

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  • 19 previous*/*/*/ — [ˈpriːviəs] adj a previous event, period, or thing happened or existed before the one that you are talking about Mark has two children from a previous marriage.[/ex] All the other guests had arrived the previous day.[/ex] No previous experience… …

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  • 20 previous — 1. adjective a) prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order. He is no better than the previous Prime Minister. b) premature; occurring too soon …

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