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Going before, in front, or forward.
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  1. Going before, in front, or forward.
  2. In front
  3. Made or given ahead of time:
Prior to or preparing for the main matter, action, or business; introductory or prefatory.
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  1. Prior to or preparing for the main matter, action, or business; introductory or prefatory.
(Informal) Too soon; premature
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  1. (Informal) Too soon; premature
  2. (Informal) Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty:
  3. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior:
Preceding in order or importance; preferred
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  1. Preceding in order or importance; preferred
  2. Preceding in importance or value:
  3. Preceding in time; earlier; previous; former
An ancestor; forefather
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  1. An ancestor; forefather
  2. Something that has been succeeded by another:
  3. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
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  1. A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
  2. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
  3. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
One that precedes, as in time; a predecessor.
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  1. One that precedes, as in time; a predecessor.
  2. A person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
  3. A predecessor
(Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
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  1. (Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
  2. Located on or near the front of the body in higher animals.
  3. Coming before in time, order, or logic; previous; earlier
Comparative form of early: more early
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  1. Comparative form of early: more early
  2. Occurring previously
Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case.
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  1. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case.
  2. That precedes; preceding
That precedes; going or coming before
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  1. That precedes; going or coming before
  2. Existing or coming before another or others in time, place, or sequence; previous.
(Informal) Too soon; premature
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  1. (Informal) Too soon; premature
  2. (Informal) Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty:
  3. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior:
Preceding in order or importance; preferred
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  1. Preceding in order or importance; preferred
  2. Preceding in importance or value:
  3. Preceding in time; earlier; previous; former
(Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
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  1. (Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
  2. Located on or near the front of the body in higher animals.
  3. Coming before in time, order, or logic; previous; earlier
Comparative form of early: more early
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  1. Comparative form of early: more early
  2. Occurring previously
Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
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  1. Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
  2. Said, written, or encountered just before; previous:
Preceding in time; earlier; past
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  1. Preceding in time; earlier; past
  2. First mentioned of two
  3. Having been so in the past:
Just gone by or elapsed:
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  1. Just gone by or elapsed:
  2. Having served formerly in a given capacity, especially an official one:
  3. No longer current; gone by; over:
Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case.
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  1. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case.
  2. That precedes; preceding
That precedes; going or coming before
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  1. That precedes; going or coming before
  2. Existing or coming before another or others in time, place, or sequence; previous.
(Informal) Too soon; premature
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  1. (Informal) Too soon; premature
  2. (Informal) Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty:
  3. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior:
Preceding in order or importance; preferred
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  1. Preceding in order or importance; preferred
  2. Preceding in importance or value:
  3. Preceding in time; earlier; previous; former
Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
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  1. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
  2. A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear.
  3. A forerunner or predecessor.
A person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
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  1. A person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
  2. A predecessor
  3. An ancestor; a forebear.
A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
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  1. A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
  2. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
  3. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
Something that has been succeeded by another:
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  1. Something that has been succeeded by another:
  2. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
  3. An ancestor; forefather
A forefather; ancestor in direct line
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  1. A forefather; ancestor in direct line
  2. A direct ancestor.
  3. A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
An action, event, or force that produces or contributes to an effect or result. Also called causation.
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  1. An action, event, or force that produces or contributes to an effect or result. Also called causation.
  2. The producer of an effect, result, or consequence.
  3. A basis for an action or response; a reason:
A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
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  1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  2. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
  3. A cause or reason
Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
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  1. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
  2. One, such as a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, who precedes another in lineage.
  3. A forerunner or predecessor.
A dominating position; ascendancy
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  1. A dominating position; ascendancy
  2. An ancestor.
  3. (Astrol.) The sign of the zodiac just above the eastern horizon at any given moment, specif. at the time of one's birth
A man who has begotten a child; esp., a man as he is related to his child or children
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  1. A man who has begotten a child; esp., a man as he is related to his child or children
  2. A man who serves or is thought of as a protector:
  3. An adoptive father
An ancestor
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  1. An ancestor
  2. A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
An ancestor
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  1. An ancestor
  2. Cultural ancestor; one who originated an idea or tradition.
  3. A person who is from an earlier time and has originated or contributed to a common tradition shared by a particular group.
A female ancestor
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  1. A female ancestor
  2. A woman ancestor.
A woman who gives birth to a child.
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  1. A woman who gives birth to a child.
  2. A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
  3. (Short for) mother of vinegar
A source or cause; an origin:
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  1. A source or cause; an origin:
  2. A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
  3. A mother or father
A direct ancestor.
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  1. A direct ancestor.
  2. A forefather; ancestor in direct line
  3. A source from which something develops; originator or precursor
Something that has been succeeded by another:
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  1. Something that has been succeeded by another:
  2. An ancestor; forefather
  3. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
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