|Origin:||praevius 'leading the way', from via 'way'|
pre‧vi‧ous S1 W1
1 [only before noun]
having happened or existed before the event, time, or thing that you are talking about now:
I've met him before on two previous occasions.
She has two children from a previous marriage.
Do you have any previous experience of this type of work?
The lawyer told the judge that Kennedy had no previous convictions.
the one that came immediately before the one you are talking about now:
I had met them the previous day.
as we said in the previous chapter
The trees had been planted by the previous owner.
before a particular time or event:
There were almost no women MPs previous to 1945.