What is the meaning of previous?


  • Just preceding something else in time or order.
    • usage: "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
  • Used especially of persons. ( of the immediate past)
    • usage: "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
  • Too soon or too hasty.
    • usage: "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
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APAWordNet. (2010). previous. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/previous/definitions/1181336
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "previous" http://smartdefine.org/previous/definitions/1181336 (accessed May 26, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, previous, Smart Define, viewed 26 May, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/previous/definitions/1181336>.
MLAWordNet. "previous" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/previous/definitions/1181336>
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