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Pre´vi`ous
a.1.Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness.
The dull sound . . . previous to the storm,
Rolls o'er the muttering earth.
- Thomson.
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before; - often used adverbially for previously.
- M. Arnold.
Adj.1.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"
Synonyms: former, late
2.previous - too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
Synonyms: premature
3.previous - just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
Synonyms: old
a bit previous, above, advanced, aforementioned, ahead, ancient, ante, anticipatory, before, beforehand, ci-devant, early, elder, erstwhile, far ahead, first, fore, foregoing, forward, half-baked, half-cocked, hasty, ill-considered, immemorial, impulsive, in advance, late, not firm, old, olden, older, once, onetime, overhasty, oversoon, past, precedent, precipitate, precocious, precurrent, preexistent, prehistoric, premature, previous to, prime, primeval, primitive, prior to, quondam, recent, rushed, senior, sometime, soon, then, too early, too soon, uncrystallized, unjelled, unmatured, unmeditated, unpremeditated, unprepared, unripe, untimely, whilom
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