English translation of पूर्व
पूर्वPowered by COBUILD /purva/
Definitions and Translations
/purva, pUrva, poorva, pūrv, purv, pUrv, poorv/
1. ago adverb
You use ago to refer to past time. ⇒ She died one year ago.
2. before preposition, conjunction, adverb
If something happens before a time or event, it happens earlier than that time or event. ⇒ My husband rarely comes to bed before 3am. ⇒ Where did Mary live before she moved to Newtown? ⇒ He phoned just before you came. ⇒ I earned more than I did the year before.
3. former adjective before noun
Former is used to indicate what someone or something used to be, but no longer is. ⇒ ...former President Bill Clinton. ⇒ ...the former home of Sir Christopher Wren. → current
4. lead phrasal verb
The period of time leading up to an event is the period of time immediately before it happens. ⇒ ...the weeks leading up to Christmas.
5. prior adjective before noun
You use prior to indicate that something has already happened, or must happen, before another event takes place. [formal] ⇒ The course requires prior knowledge of German.
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Translation of पूर्व from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary