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Eric Alterman

Meaning of "previously" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PREVIOUSLY

previously  [ˈpriːvɪəslɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PREVIOUSLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Previously is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES PREVIOUSLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of previously in the English dictionary

The definition of previously in the dictionary is previously means at some time before the period that you are talking about. Other definition of previously is you can use previously to say how much earlier one event was than another event.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PREVIOUSLY


curiously
ˈkjʊərɪəslɪ
deviously
ˈdiːvɪəslɪ
enviously
ˈɛnvɪəslɪ
erroneously
ɪˈrəʊnɪəslɪ
fiercely
ˈfɪəslɪ
furiously
ˈfjʊərɪəslɪ
hilariously
hɪˈlɛərɪəslɪ
homogeneously
ˌhɒməʊˈdʒiːnɪəslɪ
imperviously
ɪmˈpɜːvɪəslɪ
instantaneously
ˌɪnstənˈteɪnɪəslɪ
lasciviously
ləˈsɪvɪəslɪ
mysteriously
mɪˈstɪərɪəslɪ
notoriously
nəʊˈtɔːrɪəslɪ
obliviously
əˈblɪvɪəslɪ
obviously
ˈɒbvɪəslɪ
perviously
ˈpɜːvɪəslɪ
seriously
ˈsɪərɪəslɪ
simultaneously
ˌsɪməlˈteɪnɪəslɪ
spontaneously
spɒnˈteɪnɪəslɪ
variously
ˈveərɪəslɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PREVIOUSLY

preverb
preverbal
previable
preview
preview monitor
previewer
Previn
previous
previous question
previous to
previousness
previse
prevision
previsional
previsionary
previsit
previsor
prevocalic
prevocalically
prevocational

WORDS THAT END LIKE PREVIOUSLY

advantageously
anonymously
anxiously
cautiously
consciously
continuously
dangerously
deliciously
enormously
famously
generously
graciously
marvellously
meticulously
outrageously
ridiculously
rigorously
tremendously
unanimously
unconsciously
vigorously

Synonyms and antonyms of previously in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PREVIOUSLY»

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

Translation of «previously» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PREVIOUSLY

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

Translator English - Chinese

先前
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

antes
570 millions of speakers

English

previously
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पहले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِنْ قَبْل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заблаговременно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

previamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পূর্বে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

précédemment
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sebelum ini
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

以前に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sadurunge
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trước kia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पूर्वी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Önceden
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in precedenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poprzednio
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

раніше
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

anterior
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρωτύτερα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voorheen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

innan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tidligere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of previously

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PREVIOUSLY»

The term «previously» is very widely used and occupies the 3.747 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PREVIOUSLY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «previously» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «previously» 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 previously

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PREVIOUSLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word previously.
1
Paul Allen
Once you become an owner of a team, you get so much more into the sport and you can't help it. So I really love NFL football now to the degree of following it much more than I did previously.
2
Eric Alterman
Fox News is nothing if not impressive. No matter how harsh the criticism it endures, the network somehow always manages to prove itself even worse than we had previously imagined.
3
Loni Anderson
As a brunette, I had previously been this serious actress. Then I became a blonde and got to play a completely different, comic role.
4
Louis Bacon
Much like the conservationists who previously have received the Audubon Medal, including Stewart Udall, Rachel Carson and Ted Turner, I realize that this recognition cannot be a cause to rest, but a spur to continue our work.
5
John Perry Barlow
The 'Total Information Awareness' project is truly diabolical - mostly because of the legal changes which have made it possible in the first place. As a consequence of the Patriot Act, government now has access to all sorts of private and commercial databases that were previously off limits.
6
Thomas P.M. Barnett
China's headlong rush to industrialize was pursued with the most Marxist of prejudices - bending nature to man's will. That's a desperately hard trick to pull off when one fifth of humanity, having previously subsisted on 7 percent of the world's freshwater supply, decides that it wants to instantaneously increase its caloric intake.
7
Ulrich Beck
In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism created a kind of global community sharing a common fate, something we had previously considered impossible.
8
Kristen Bell
What was previously perceived as nerdy is now viewed as original. What I like about nerdiness, geekiness, is it doesn't really matter what you're into - it just means you're not a follower.
9
Arnold Bennett
To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.
10
Tycho Brahe
I conclude, therefore, that this star is not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor... but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PREVIOUSLY»

Discover the use of previously in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to previously and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Previously
The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward sequence with each tale interrelated to the other.
Allan Ahlberg, 2011
2
Chuck Klosterman on Media and Culture: A Collection of ...
From Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and Eating the Dinosaur, these essays are now available in this ebook collection for fans of Klosterman’s writing on media and culture.
Chuck Klosterman, 2010
3
The Strategy of Reform in the Previously Centrally-Planned ...
This is a Paper on Policy Analysis and Assessment and the author(s) would welcome any comments on the present text.
Eduardo Borensztein, 1993
4
Previously Developed Land: Industrial Activities and ...
This guide, originally issued in 1999 by the Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers under the title reference Desk Reference Guide to Potentially Contaminative Land Uses identifies those industrial land uses most likely to be ...
Paul Syms, 2008
5
For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays ...
The final essay is a never before published work, left in pencil draft at his death, which proposes the concept of land health as an organizing principle for conservation.
J. Baird Callicott, Aldo Leopold, Eric T. Freyfogle, 2012
6
Chuck Klosterman on Sports: A Collection of Previously ...
From Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and Eating the Dinosaur, these essays are now available in this ebook collection for fans, in particular, of Klosterman’s sportswriting.
Chuck Klosterman, 2010
7
Previously Engaged
Elodia Strain. v Engaged Previously CFI Springville, Utah Elodia Strain v Engaged Previously. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material.
Elodia Strain, 2009
8
Mazirian the Magician: (previously titled The Dying Earth)
Jack Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction.
Jack Vance, 2000
9
Killer Elite (previously published as The Feather Men): A Novel
The “enthralling page-turner” (Library Journal) now a major motion picture starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro Here is a gripping novel, inspired by real-life events, about a private team of British vigilantes that ...
Ranulph Fiennes, 2011
10
Previously unpublished poems of German playwright Ernst ...
This collection provides unique insights into Toller's early life and his development as writer and political figure. Each poem is provided with a prose translation, making the edition accessible to non-specialists.
Ernst Toller, James Jordan, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PREVIOUSLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term previously is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Safety issues unveiled at Johnson City parks; employee, public …
Despite the apparent lack of action previously, Johnson City Parks and Recreation Director Roger Blakeley is adamant the public's safety was ... «WJHL, Jul 15»
2
NEWS ANALYSIS: MPs' visit to Nkandla reveals wastage on scale …
The letter, dated October 2009 and released by Mr Nhleko last week, refers to a house on the property previously used to accommodate police. «BDlive, Jul 15»
3
Global audience to see previously unknown Surigao gold hoard
At Asia Society Philippine gold exhibit preview (from left): Adriana Proser, Ayala Museum curator Florina Capistrano-Baker, Deputy Consul Kira ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
4
Research spotlights a previously unknown microbial 'drama' playing …
A team of marine researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered a three-way conflict raging at the microscopic ... «National Science Foundation, Jul 15»
5
Quick Select menu for previously fought against enemies
You could re-use the morale or health bars. Magic costs health to use, or costs morale, or both. Otherwise, I lean more towards 1 and 2. «GameDev.net, Jul 15»
6
Sea Levels rising faster than previously believed
James Hansen, a leading climate change activist and scientist, as well as world leaders, is warning everyone that it would be very unsafe if the ... «PPP Focus.com, Jul 15»
7
Man previously jailed for hitting trooper while under influence …
Combs was previously arrested in February 2013 for hitting Trooper Brent Hill on Interstate 75. Hill suffered critical injuries and had to be ... «WLWT Cincinnati, Jul 15»
8
Previously unseen Sept. 11 photos show Bush, Cheney, Rice in …
One image shows Vice President Dick Cheney watching his television, smoke and flames rising from the twin towers. In another, he stares ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
9
Farming, 11000 Years Older than Previously Thought
Previously, it's been accepted that a region of the Middle East known as the Fertile Crescent held the earliest indications of farming by human ... «R & D Magazine, Jul 15»
10
Twins' previously dead bats come to life in 5-3 win at Kingsport
KINGSPORT — The Elizabethton Twins' bats seemed almost dead on Friday. It was amazing how much life got into them by Saturday night. «Kingsport Times News, Jul 15»

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