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Because I didn't have much money, I bought a small shop that fit my budget. The previous six owners had closed their business in three years. The store had no people traffic and, because of that, I was able to focus on figuring out how to provide a better service to each and every one of the customers that did come through.
Do Won Chang

Meaning of "previous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PREVIOUS

From Latin praevius leading the way, from prae before + via way.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PREVIOUS

previous  [ˈpriːvɪəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PREVIOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Previous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PREVIOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of previous in the English dictionary

The definition of previous in the dictionary is existing or coming before something else in time or position; prior. Other definition of previous is taking place or done too soon; premature.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PREVIOUS


bivious
ˈbɪvɪəs
Clavius
ˈkleɪvɪəs
devious
ˈdiːvɪəs
envious
ˈɛnvɪəs
impervious
ɪmˈpɜːvɪəs
invious
ˈɪnvɪəs
lascivious
ləˈsɪvɪəs
lixivious
lɪkˈsɪvɪəs
multivious
mʌlˈtɪvɪəs
niveous
ˈnɪvɪəs
nonobvious
ˌnɒnˈɒbvɪəs
oblivious
əˈblɪvɪəs
obvious
ˈɒbvɪəs
overobvious
ˌəʊvərˈɒbvɪəs
pervious
ˈpɜːvɪəs
pluvious
ˈpluːvɪəs
unenvious
ʌnˈenvɪəs
unobvious
ʌnˈɒbvɪəs
uveous
ˈjuːvɪəs
Vesuvius
vɪˈsuːvɪəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PREVIOUS

preventive medicine
preventively
preventiveness
preverb
preverbal
previable
preview
preview monitor
previewer
Previn
previous question
previous to
previously
previousness
previse
prevision
previsional
previsionary
previsit
previsor

WORDS THAT END LIKE PREVIOUS

ambitious
anxious
conscious
curious
delicious
furious
glorious
hilarious
infectious
luxurious
mysterious
notorious
precious
prestigious
religious
serious
spacious
suspicious
various
vicious

Synonyms and antonyms of previous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PREVIOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «previous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of previous

Translation of «previous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PREVIOUS

Find out the translation of previous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of previous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «previous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

早先的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

previo
570 millions of speakers

English

previous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पिछला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَابَق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предыдущий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anterior
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আগে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

précédent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebelumnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorhergehend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

以前の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이전의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sadurungé
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முந்தைய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मागील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

önceki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

precedente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poprzedni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

попередній
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

anterior
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προγενέστερος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vorige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

föregående
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forrige
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of previous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PREVIOUS»

The term «previous» is very widely used and occupies the 657 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PREVIOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «previous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «previous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about previous

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10 QUOTES WITH «PREVIOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word previous.
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Samuel Alexander
Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience.
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Robert Baden-Powell
Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
3
E. F. Benson
Young gentlemen with literary aspirations usually start a new university magazine, which for wit and pungency is designed to eclipse all such previous efforts, and I was no exception in the matter of this popular gambit.
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Belle Boyd
Just previous to the birth of my little son, my mind gave way and my child was born in the asylum for the insane at Stockton, Cal. My boy was buried there.
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Ben Brantley
Theater criticism should be visceral, at least on some level, an articulation of that fierceness and passion. I usually do a fair amount of research before I see a show - on the history of previous productions (if it's a revival) and the creative team.
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Earl Browder
Marxism conceives of the new system of socialism as the necessary outcome of all previous history made possible and necessary only by that previous history.
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Jeb Bush
Second-generation Hispanics marry non-Hispanics at a higher rate than second-generation Irish or Italians. Second-generation Hispanics' English language capability rates are higher than previous immigrant groups'.
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Do Won Chang
Because I didn't have much money, I bought a small shop that fit my budget. The previous six owners had closed their business in three years. The store had no people traffic and, because of that, I was able to focus on figuring out how to provide a better service to each and every one of the customers that did come through.
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Jessica Clark
I had always attended classes and written stories as a creative outlet because I need that, and I thought ,in my previous career in a model, the way I approached that was that I believed I was telling a non-verbal story.
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Ray Comfort
This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom - the fear of God.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PREVIOUS»

Discover the use of previous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to previous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of ...
This is the revised edition of Dr. Stevenson's 1987 book, summarizing for general readers almost forty years of experience in the study of children who claim to remember previous lives.
Ian Stevenson, M.D., 2000
2
Previous Convictions: Assignments From Here and There
This second book is a further collection of those absences; 22 travel pieces and essays on other subjects that belie his reputation as a mere style journalist and master of vitriol. This is writing of the highest quality and ambition.
A. A. Gill, 2010
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A New Version of the Gāndhārī Dharmapada and a Collection of ...
Continues the detailed examination of the British Library Kharosthi scrolls-extremely fragile and brittle fragments of manuscript on birch-bark rolls
Timothy Lenz, Andrew Glass, Dharmamitra (Bhikshu.), 2003
4
Selections from Previous Works
This work is a collection of excerpts from different books by Butler and also a critical analysis of George Romane's work on evolution.
Samuel Butler, 2009
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Lens Surgery after Previous Refractive Surgery
This book addresses the growing number of patient cases with previous refractive surgery and the challenges facing ophthalmologists in lens-based surgery.
‎2011
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Development of Criteria for Acceptable Previous Cargoes for ...
The main difference between the two tank types is the degree of absorption of the previous cargo being carried in coated tanks compared to hardly any absorption in stainless steel tanks. The absorbed material is desorbed or displaced at ...
‎2007
7
Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!: A Small Lesson ...
When Tommy and Lou open up a lemonade stand to earn money for a swing set, liberals start demanding that they pay half their money in taxes, take down their picture of Jesus and serve broccoli with every glass of lemonade.
Katharine DeBrecht, 2005
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The Effects of Single-gender Classrooms and Previous Middle ...
The purpose of this quantitative, quasi-experimental study was to investigate the effect of single-gender classrooms and previous gifted math experience during middle school on the mathematics achievement of gifted eighth grade girls using ...
Emily S. Spikes, 2008
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Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's ...
Dr. Ian Stevenson, the founder of this work, has always written for a scientific audience.
Jim B. Tucker, M.D., 2005
10
From a Previous Century
Poems from the late 60s to the late 90s, mostly unpublished in print form
Umashankar, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PREVIOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term previous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Deliveroo raises $70m six months after previous round
Deliveroo, the food delivery start-up for upmarket restaurants, has raised $70m (£45m) in funding to fuel international expansion and ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Kaitlyn Bristowe Net Worth: The Bachelorette 2015 Paid Less Than …
Will she be paid less than previous Bachelorettes because she didn't follow the production's idea of how to search for true love? Let us know ... «Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Jul 15»
3
Can I file income tax returns for previous year now?
When it comes to filing of income tax returns, many people would have forgotten to file for the previous year while some would have not ... «Moneycontrol.com, Jul 15»
4
Woman shot by deputy failed in two previous robbery attempts …
After two failed robbery attempts Friday morning, Tonya Santos and Elvin Andino didn't give up, records show. Santos — whose first name is ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
5
Berkeley: Previous $3.5m case exposed defects in balconies
The new residents of Park-Broadway, a 96-residence building in Millbrae, beside San Francisco International Airport, thought it odd that their ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Sal Paolantonio Says Team Owners Not Pressuring Goodell; Says …
Sal Paolantonio Says Team Owners Not Pressuring Goodell; Says Previous Statement Was 'Speculation'. July 27, 2015 8:10 AM. View Comments. (Photo by ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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Can Cone replicate previous success with Ginebra?
Probably in the biggest challenge of his coaching career, Tim Cone will now be the one counted on to end the suffering for the Ginebra fans. «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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Mexico Trade Balance, $ rose from previous $-1.02B to $-0.75B in …
Composed by a group of 14 economic journalists and 3 FX experts the FXStreet content team produces and supervises the contents published ... «FXStreet, Jul 15»
9
Fewer Arrests at Evel Knievel Days than Previous Year
The amount of arrests over the Evel Knievel Days weekend in Butte was considerably down this year compared to last year. Butte police said ... «ABC FOX Montana News, Jul 15»
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Gurdaspur attack: Here's a list of previous incidents of terror strikes …
New Delhi: Following are some of the terror-related incidents that have taken place in Punjab between 2001 and 2015. These do not include ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»

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