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pre·vi·ous

 (prē′vē-əs)
adj.
1. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior: children by a previous marriage.
2. Informal Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty: "I have been too previous, for which you must blame the natural impatience of a man in love" (Georgette Heyer).

[From Latin praevius, going before : prae-, pre- + via, way; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

pre′vi·ous·ly adv.
pre′vi·ous·ness n.

previous

(ˈpriːvɪəs)
adj
1. (prenominal) existing or coming before something else in time or position; prior
2. (postpositive) informal taking place or done too soon; premature
3. previous to before; prior to
[C17: from Latin praevius leading the way, from prae before + via way]
ˈpreviously adv
ˈpreviousness n

pre•vi•ous

(ˈpri vi əs)

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 request?
Idioms:
previous to, before; prior to.
[1615–25; < Latin praevius going before =prae- pre- + -vius, adj. derivative of via way; see -ous]
pre′vi•ous•ly, adv.
pre′vi•ous•ness, n.
preceding, previous - Preceding means "occurring immediately before the time of the utterance," while previous means "occurring at some time before the utterance."
See also related terms for utterance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.previous - just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
preceding - existing or coming before
2.previous - (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
3.previous - too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

previous

adjective
1. earlier, former, past, prior, one-time, preceding, sometime, erstwhile, antecedent, anterior, quondam, ex- He had a daughter from a previous marriage.
earlier later, following, succeeding, subsequent, consequent
2. preceding, past, prior, foregoing He recalled what Bob had told him the previous night.
3. (with to) before, ahead of, preceding, leading up to, earlier than, in advance of, anterior to (rare) a six-month period previous to this date

previous

adjective
2. Next before the present one:
4. Having been such previously:
Translations
سَابَقسابِق
předchozípředešlý
tidligereforudgående
edellinen
prethodni
fyrri
以前の
이전의
agrāksiepriekšējslīdzšinējs
prejšnji
föregående
ครั้งก่อน
bir öncekiönceki
trước

previous

[ˈpriːvɪəs]
A. ADJ
1. (= former, earlier) [night, day, year, page] → anterior; [experience] → previo
we met by previous arrangementnos reunimos acordando una cita previa or mediante cita previa
I have a previous engagementtengo un compromiso previo
in a previous incarnation or lifeen una vida anterior
on previous occasionsen ocasiones anteriores
the car has had two previous ownersel coche ha pasado por dos manos
in previous yearslos años anteriores
see also conviction 1
2. (= hasty) → prematuro
this seems somewhat previousesto parece algo prematuro
you were a bit previous in inviting himte has precipitado un poco invitándole
B. PREP previous to: in the five years previous to 1992durante los cinco años anteriores a 1992
previous to that she had worked in Londonantes de eso había trabajado en Londres

previous

[ˈpriːviəs] adj
[marriage, government, owner, chapter, attempts, generation] → précédent(e); [existence, incarnation, convictions] → antérieur(e); [experience, knowledge] → préalable
I have a previous engagement → je suis déjà pris(e)
previous to (= before) → avant
previous to doing → avant de faire
[week, night, day, year, decade, summer] → précédent(e)
the previous Saturday → le samedi d'avant

previous

adj
(= immediately preceding)vorherig; page, dayvorhergehend; yearvorangegangen; (with indef art) → früher; the previous page/day/yeardie Seite/der Tag/das Jahr davor; the/a previous holder of the titleder vorherige/ein früherer Titelträger; in previous yearsin früheren Jahren, früher; he’s already been the target of two previous attackser war schon das Opfer von zwei früheren Angriffen; in a previous incarnation or lifein einem früheren Leben; (fig)früher im Leben; from a previous relationshipaus einer früheren Beziehung; he beat his previous best (Sport) → er hat seine bisherige Höchstleistung überboten; have you made any previous applications?haben Sie sich davor or früher schon einmal beworben?; on a previous occasionzuvor, bei einer früheren Gelegenheit; I have a previous engagementich habe schon einen Termin; no previous experience necessaryVorkenntnisse (sind) nicht erforderlich; previous conviction (Jur) → Vorstrafe f; to have a previous convictionvorbestraft sein; previous ownerVorbesitzer(in) m(f)
(dated inf: = premature) → vorschnell, voreilig; this seems somewhat previousdas scheint etwas voreilig or verfrüht
previous tovor (+dat); previous to going outbevor ich/er etc ausging

previous

[ˈpriːvɪəs] adjprecedente
the previous day → il giorno prima or precedente
previous experience → precedente esperienza
he has no previous experience in that field → non ha esperienza in quel campo
I have a previous engagement → ho già (preso) un impegno
on a previous occasion → in precedenza
in a previous life → in un'altra vita
to have no previous convictions (Law) → non aver precedenti penali
to have 5 previous convictions → essere già stato/a condannato/a 5 volte

previous

(ˈpriːviəs) adjective
earlier in time or order. on a previous occasion; the previous owner of the house.
ˈpreviously adverb
previous to
before. They told their families about their engagement previous to publishing it in the newspaper.

previous

سَابَق předchozí tidligere vorhergehend προγενέστερος previo edellinen précédent prethodni precedente 以前の 이전의 vorig forrige poprzedni anterior предыдущий föregående ครั้งก่อน önceki trước 早先的

previous

a. previo-a, anterior.

previous

adj anterior, previo; your previous doctor..su médico -ca mf anterior
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Fac-simile copies of this piece had been in possession of the present editor some time previous to its publication in "Scribner's Magazine" for September, 1875; but as proofs of the authorship claimed for it were not forthcoming, he refrained from publishing it as requested.
But before we proceed to this business, a short recapitulation of some previous matters may be necessary.
As he was passing Diana's Grove, he looked in on the short avenue of trees, and noticed the snakes killed on the previous morning by the mongoose.
Alexey Alexandrovitch asserted and believed that he had never in any previous year had so much official business as that year.
A third point, perhaps not quite so certain as our previous two, is that the truth of memory cannot be wholly practical, as pragmatists wish all truth to be.
Lately, he had as- sured himself that the altered comrade would not tantalize him with a persistent curiosity, but he felt certain that during the first period of leisure his friend would ask him to relate his adventures of the previous day.
He had as yet heard nothing of the success of the previous expeditions, and had to proceed upon the presumption that everything had been effected according to his instructions.
To the doctrine that virtue is knowledge, Plato has been constantly tending in the previous Dialogues.
Nearly the whole of my previous life having been devoted to business and the pursuit of wealth, numerous scenes of which I had no previous conception have dawned upon me--I hope to the enlargement of my mind, and the improvement of my understanding.
The crotch alluded to on a previous page deserves independent mention.
The previous suggestions, carefully observed, will enable a new prince to appear well established, and render him at once more secure and fixed in the state than if he had been long seated there.
Ethan therefore proposed to his assistant that they should load the sledge at the wood-lot, as they had done on the previous morning, and put off the "teaming" to Starkfield till later in the day.