Synonyms for preceding
- ahead of
- one time
Antonyms for preceding
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRECEDING
He had proved this by approaching the cabin of the trapper on the preceding night.
She swung about quickly, preceding him to the door and down the stairs.
But the circumstances of the preceding day had made an essential alteration in the case.
While his hands were busy, his mind was occupied with the conversation of the preceding evening.
The weather was again superb after the storms of the two preceding nights.
But let me first make another remark on the preceding definition of the word.
Written a few months after the date of the preceding letter.
Then, with Frank preceding him, he went down and was soon on the ground.
She now remembered that she had had practically no sleep the preceding night.
I remember that during the night preceding the duel I did not sleep a single moment.
early 15c., "lead the way; occur before," from Middle French preceder and directly from Latin praecedere "to go before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Meaning "to walk in front of" is late 15c.; that of "to go before in rank or importance" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Preceded; preceding.