Part of speech:
Preceding in time; earlier; past
Previously said, written, etc.; preceding
The definition of premature is something that occurs too early or before it is ready.
Occurring in the near future:
(Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
That has or have gone by; past; former
Situated in front or in front of some other thing or part
The definition of foregone is former, or previously determined.
Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation.
That once was; former:
Not founded on fact or truth; baseless
Convention or custom arising from long practice:
(Obsolete, rare) = ultimum
That is to be or to come; of or existing in later time.
Passing from one to another; circulating:
At some time in the future.
Happening or appearing at the proper time.
Occurring or done at an opportune time:
The definition of next is just before or after.
Least likely or expected:
Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage:
Familiar or known from the past; accustomed
Having been formerly; former:
Merely occasional; sporadic
Formerly such; former
(Dated) Next to the driver, when he is on foot; (US) on the left of an animal or a team.
A continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future.
- 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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