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prior

[ prahy-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF prior

Synonyms for prior

  • above-mentioned
  • preceding
  • previous
  • antecedent
  • anterior
  • former
  • forward
  • past
  • precedent
  • aforementioned
  • ahead
  • before
  • foregoing
  • preexistent
  • preexisting
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Antonyms for prior

  • later
  • after
  • current
  • following
  • future
  • present
  • subsequent
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRIOR

Have we not all an interest in it, and a prior right, if right were to have taken place?

When he had come to where the Prior sat, he knelt upon one knee.

Beside the Bishop rode the Prior of Emmet upon a mincing palfrey.

Then the first word that the Prior said to him was "Hast thou brought my money?"

I was afraid you might have had some prior engagement, and would have found it impossible to be with us.'

For ten years prior to my father's death he took no active part in the business.

"Let him be ordained as soon as possible," said his Majesty to the prior.

You will learn from it that, prior to the war, about fifty per cent.

But let me ask a prior question: You admit that there are differences of arts?

These the heretics call nature, conceiving them to be prior to the soul. '

WORD ORIGIN

"earlier," 1714, from Latin prior "former, previous, first;" figuratively "superior, better;" as a noun "forefather; superior rank;" comparative of Old Latin pri "before," from PIE *prai-, *prei-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRIOR

advance

adjectiveahead in position or time
  • beforehand
  • earlier
  • early
  • first
  • foremost
  • forward
  • in front
  • in the forefront
  • in the lead
  • leading
  • previously
  • prior

ere

adverbsooner than
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