Examples of previous in a sentence
She has a child from a previous marriage.
The two characters met in a previous chapter.
the previous owners of the house
Origin and Etymology of previous
Latin praevius leading the way, from prae- pre- + via way — more at way
First Known Use: 1621
Synonym Discussion of previous
PREVIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of previous for English Language Learners
: existing or happening before the present time
: earlier in time or order
: immediately before in time or order
PREVIOUS Defined for Kids
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