(not comparable) Prior; occurring before something else, either in time or order.
‘He is no better than the previous Prime Minister.’;
Any member of a certain tribe which is one of the leading and most civilized of those native of the Philippine Islands.
(informal) Premature; acting or occurring too soon.
The language of the Tagalogs. It belongs to the Malay family of languages and is one of the most highly developed members of the family.
An existing criminal record (short for "previous convictions")
‘It turned out the shoplifter had a lot of previous.’;
a member of a people native to the Philippines chiefly inhabiting central Luzon around and including Manila
a track record of similar behaviour.
language of the Tagalog people on which Filipino is based
Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness.
‘The dull sound . . . previous to the storm,Rolls o'er the muttering earth.’;
(used especially of persons) of the immediate past;
‘the former president’; ‘our late President is still very active’; ‘the previous occupant of the White House’;
too soon or too hasty;
‘our condemnation of him was a bit previous’; ‘a premature judgment’;
just preceding something else in time or order;
‘the previous owner’; ‘my old house was larger’;