Previous synonyms

prē'vē-əs

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Preceding in time; earlier; past
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Of that which comes before, in advance.
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(Postmodifier) Following expressions of time to indicate how long ago something happened; ago. [from 15th c.]
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Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
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Comparative form of early: more early
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Previously said, written, etc.; preceding
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Earlier, either in time or order.
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Earlier
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That is to be or to come; of or existing in later time.
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At some time in the future.
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Coming next, either in sequence or in time.
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The definition of premature is something that occurs too early or before it is ready.
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Occurring in the near future:
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(Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
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Earlier
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In anticipation.
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That has or have gone by; past; former
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Former:
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Situated in front or in front of some other thing or part
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The definition of foregone is former, or previously determined.
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Earlier
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Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation.
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That once was; former:
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Not founded on fact or truth; baseless
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Convention or custom arising from long practice:
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(Obsolete, rare) = ultimum
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Passing from one to another; circulating:
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Happening or appearing at the proper time.
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Occurring or done at an opportune time:
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The definition of next is just before or after.
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Least likely or expected:
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Near (nearer) to the end
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Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage:
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Familiar or known from the past; accustomed
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Having been formerly; former:
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Merely occasional; sporadic
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Formerly such; former
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Going before
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(Dated) Next to the driver, when he is on foot; (US) on the left of an animal or a team.
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A continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future.
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Relating to now, for the time being; current.
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Synonym Study

  • Former always connotes comparison, stated or implied, with what follows or is latter the former owner
  • Foregoing applies specif. to something previously said or written the foregoing examples
  • Antecedent often adds to the meaning of previous a connotation of direct causal relationship with what follows events antecedent to the war
  • Preceding , esp. when used with the definite article, implies a coming immediately before the preceding night
  • Prior adds to this a connotation of greater importance or claim as a result of being first a prior commitment
  • Previous generally implies a coming before in time or order a previous encounter
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