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Meaning of "prior" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PRIOR

From Latin: previous.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PRIOR

prior  [ˈpraɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRIOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prior can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PRIOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Prior

Prior is an ecclesiastical title, derived from the Latin adjective for "earlier, first", with several notable uses.

Definition of prior in the English dictionary

The definition of prior in the dictionary is previous; preceding. Other definition of prior is a prior probability.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRIOR


briar
ˈbraɪə
brier
ˈbraɪə
crier
ˈkraɪə
drier
ˈdraɪə
dryer
ˈdraɪə
friar
ˈfraɪə
fryer
ˈfraɪə
greenbrier
ˈɡriːnˌbraɪə
hairdryer
ˈhɛəˌdraɪə
pariah
pəˈraɪə
Praia
ˈpraɪə
prier
ˈpraɪə
pryer
ˈpraɪə
sprier
ˈspraɪə
subprior
ˌsʌbˈpraɪə
trier
ˈtraɪə
Uriah
jʊˈraɪə
washer-dryer
ˌwɒʃəˈdraɪə
Zachariah
ˌzækəˈraɪə
Zechariah
ˌzɛkəˈraɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRIOR

printwheel
printworks
prion
prior probability
prior to
priorate
prioress
priories
priorities
prioritisation
prioritise
prioritization
prioritize
priority
priority case
priority sequencing
priority share
priorly
priorship
priory

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRIOR

anterior
cold warrior
eco-warrior
exterior
inferior
interior
Lake Superior
Ministry of the Interior
mother superior
mothers superior
past anterior
posterior
samurai warrior
superior
the Interior
ulterior
Unknown Warrior
warrior

Synonyms and antonyms of prior in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PRIOR»

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

Translation of «prior» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRIOR

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

Translator English - Chinese

事先的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

previo
570 millions of speakers

English

prior
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूर्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قبل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anterior
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পূর্বে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

antérieur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebelum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorherig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

前もっての
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사전의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sadurunge
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अगोदर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

önceki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

precedente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przed
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

anterior
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πριν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

före
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

før
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prior

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRIOR»

The term «prior» is very widely used and occupies the 2.970 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRIOR» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «PRIOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word prior.
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Gary Ackerman
Looking forward, it might prove constructive to examine the true historical record of an issue prior to assuming the worst of anyone's motive and deconstructing and questioning anyone's Democratic bona fides. After all, we liberals got feelings.
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Kate Adie
I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.
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David Agus
I believe we can prevent or delay most disease until the 9th or 10th decade. The goal is to prevent anything that can affect your quality of life prior to those years! By the time many of us get to the 9th or 10th decade, who knows where the new medical and science will take us? I am an optimist!
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Steve Albini
You see something happen to a population whereby everyone adopts something that's just preposterous in a way that makes it normal instantly. If any one person prior to the rash of puka shells, for example, was seen wearing puka shells, he would look like an idiot. But when everyone is wearing them, it instantly makes them normal.
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John Ashcroft
Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond our shores was one world of risk and the world in our continent was another world of risk.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Even prior to marriage and motherhood, it's always been about prioritising and focusing on what you can commit to. That's been my approach to every aspect of my life, be it my relationships or my professional commitments.
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Hans Urs von Balthasar
Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man.
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John Battelle
Prior to email, our private correspondence was secured by a government institution called the postal service. Today, we trust AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, or Gmail with our private utterances.
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William Bennett
The formation of character in young people is educationally a different task from and a prior task to, the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
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Chadwick Boseman
In television you don't have a lot of time to spend with the role or the script. Typically you get a script a week prior to shooting. Sometimes it's even less time, not enough time to dream about the role.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRIOR»

Discover the use of prior in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prior and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Post-Broadcast Democracy: How Media Choice Increases ...
This 2007 book studies the impact of the media on politics in the United States during the last half-century.
Markus Prior, 2007
2
Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders: Theory, ...
This book offers a thorough examination and discussion of the evidence on attachment, its influence on development, and attachment disorders.
Vivien Prior, Danya Glaser, 2006
3
Time and Modality
The relationship between formal logic and general philosophy is discussed under headings such as A Re-examination of Our Tense-Logical Postulates, Modal Logic in the Style of Frege, and Intentional Logic and Indeterminism.
Arthur N. Prior, 2003
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Falling for an Angel
Jasmine is a young woman with a terrible past, an even worse present, and a future guaranteed to end in tragedy.
Laura Prior, 2012
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Assessment of Prior Learning: A Practitioner's Guide
This is an interactive text, which helps develop anyone undertaking Assessment of Prior Learning in nursing, allied health care and social care. A glossary of vocabulary associated with prior learning assessment is included.
Malcolm Day, 2002
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The Gloves are Off: My Life in Cricket
In this book he looks at the key moments of his career to reveal how England achieved so much success, winning two Ashes series and rising to the top of the international rankings.
Matt Prior, 2013
7
Using Documents in Social Research
A comprehensive, yet concise, introduction to the use of documents as tools within social science research.
Lindsay Prior, 2003
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Prior to Meaning: The Protosemantic and Poetics
This volume collects a decade of writing on poetry, language, and the theory of writing by a major figure in contemporary poetry -- one of the most innovative and conceptually challenging poets of the last twenty-five years.
Steve McCaffery, 2001
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Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800
This is the most complete collection of early Massachusetts marriages ever published, containing over 20,000 entries for the period 1643-1800.
Frederic William Bailey, 1968
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Al-Farabi's Short Commentary on Aristotle's Prior Analytics
Nicholas Rescher here presents the first translation of this work in English, and supplements this with an informative introduction and numerous explanatory footnotes.
Nicholas Rescher, 1963

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRIOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term prior is used in the context of the following news items.
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five:am yoghurt founder David Prior buys Scottish distillery
A year after selling his start up five:am yoghurt business for $80 million, Australian entrepreneur David Prior is following a passion for his next ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
Creditors May Ask for More Prior Actions As Negotiations Begin in …
However, creditors say that the prior actions the Greek Parliament voted was just for starting the negotiations. For fund disbursement, more ... «Greek Reporter, Jul 15»
3
More Moto G Live Images Leak Online Prior To Motorola's July 28 …
Prior to Motorola's event on July 28, where the company is expected to unveil the new Moto G smartphone, more images of the device are ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
4
Trade secrets and the AIA: The practical considerations of …
The doctrine of prior user rights as expanded under the America Invents Act (AIA) amendments to 35 U.S.C. § 273 provides entities a safe ... «InsideCounsel, Jul 15»
5
Burglary suspect involved in Spokane shooting has 24 prior felony …
A burglary suspect Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub called a "chronic offender" was taken into custody Monday morning after being involved ... «KHQ Right Now, Jul 15»
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Australia - ANZ Roy Morgan weekly Consumer Sentiment 112.5 …
Australia - ANZ Roy Morgan weekly Consumer Sentiment 112.5 (prior 111.8. ) Mon 27 Jul 2015 23:33:21 GMT. Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News. «ForexLive, Jul 15»
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Search under way for escaped prisoner who had prior conviction out …
ELMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prison officials say they're searching for an inmate who escaped from the Draper Correctional Facility in ... «News Courier, Jul 15»
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Dems List Candidates Prior to Tuesday's Nominations
Monday, July 27, 2015. Dems List Candidates Prior to Tuesday's Nominations. Digg Favicon · Email Favicon · Facebook Favicon · LinkedIn ... «Westport Now, Jul 15»
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Man allegedly threatened to shoot officer in the face prior to being …
It was later revealed that Staggs has two prior DUI convictions and because of the past DUI's, his license was revoked which led to the ... «Wgnsradio, Jul 15»
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'No risk assessment carried out prior to Kilkeel holiday park death'
An employer provided inadequate health and safety training before a caravan collapsed on a worker in Northern Ireland and crushed him to ... «Belfast Live, Jul 15»

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