Thesaurus

prior to

preposition

Synonyms & Antonyms of prior to

earlier than
  • make sure all revisions are approved by the author prior to publication

Synonyms for prior to

Words Related to prior to

Phrases Synonymous with prior to

Near Antonyms for prior to

Antonyms for prior to

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about prior to

Time Traveler for prior to

Time Traveler

The first known use of prior to was in 1706

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Prior to.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prior%20to. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on prior to

Dictionary: Definition of prior to

Nglish: Translation of prior to for Spanish Speakers

Comments on prior to

What made you want to look up prior to? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!