Definition of 'previous'
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This scenario is not what the previous government hoped for. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What he needs to do is understand what went wrong with the previous ones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Look at the price on previous days to make sure you are getting a good deal. The Sun (2016)The security screening facility will be three times the size of the previous one. Computing (2010)For years the previous government and the last mayor buried their heads in the sand while the situation got worse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No previous experience needed, no legal knowledge required and no tricky exams. The Sun (2016)He is the absolute love of my life - which is my excuse for my sorry behaviour in my previous marriage. The Sun (2016)His only previous coaching experience was with Birmingham City women. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What do previous volunteers say about their experiences? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Six previous grade one chases had brought a clutch of silver and bronze medals. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She and his sons and daughter by the previous marriages all survive him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One said there had been an argument on the taxi rank the previous night. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Previous feature films about the gulag can be counted on one hand. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Open the chamber to insert a capsule and the previous one drops into an internal bin. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is survived by his wife and a son and a daughter from a previous marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He had been in the thick of fighting the previous night. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Everything about the previous hour suggested they would do it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In one raid the previous winter a shell splinter had punctured his lung. BomberRussian oil production is heading for its first decline in a decade after recording impressive increases in previous years. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It marred an otherwise fine performance from the centreback, who had been dropped the previous week. The Sun (2009)Don't use them as a substitute for the poor sleep you had the previous night. Beat Jet Lag - arrive alert and stay alert (1991)On the previous day England had struggled just a little. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That his players could not impact upon a team who had won just one of their previous eight games will be particularly troubling. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a loss-making business and had seen a worrying decline in passenger numbers in the previous few years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The most notable feature in the report was a huge leap in income and capital gains tax in April compared with the previous year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The previous week I had asked her to make love to me. Times, Sunday Times (2008)During the previous few weeks, he had been thinking a lot about the Internet. DOT.CON (2001)That experience, and the experiences of the previous week, taught us something about both small cars and small churches. Christianity Today (2000)Crude oil and LNG imports were up by more than 18.4 per cent on the previous year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'previous'
British English: previous /ˈpriːvɪəs/ ADJECTIVE
A previous event or thing is one that occurred before the one you are talking about.
She has a child from a previous marriage.
- American English: previous
- Arabic: سَابَق
- Brazilian Portuguese: anterior
- Chinese: 早先的
- Croatian: prethodni
- Czech: předchozí
- Danish: tidligere
- Dutch: vorig
- European Spanish: previo
- Finnish: edellinen
- French: précédent
- German: vorhergehend
- Greek: προγενέστερος
- Italian: precedente
- Japanese: 以前の
- Korean: 이전의
- Norwegian: forrige
- Polish: poprzedni
- European Portuguese: anterior
- Romanian: anterior
- Russian: предыдущий
- Spanish: previo
- Swedish: föregående
- Thai: ครั้งก่อน
- Turkish: önceki
- Ukrainian: попередній
- Vietnamese: trước
Definition of previous from the Collins English Dictionary
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