Translation of previous in Spanish:


anterior, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈpriviəs/ /ˈpriːvɪəs/

See Spanish definition of anterior


  • 1

    (occasion/attempt/page) anterior
    (experience/knowledge) previo
    on the previous day el día anterior
    • I had a previous engagement ya tenía un compromiso
    • It follows a previous interim order which was made out for two months in April.
    • The starting grids are based on a reversal of the finishing order of the previous race.
    • It is the point of order I referred to during your ruling on the previous point of order.
    • The order will be the reverse of the finishing order of the previous race, with the winner running last.
    • Famously, he had divorced Josephine the previous year in order to found a dynasty.
    • In contrast to the previous evening the pleasures of the flesh were much in evidence.
    • To my surprise, it showed that the item had been delivered at 6pm the previous evening.
    • Ouch - that woozy Sunday feeling when you've had a very late one the previous evening.
    • Its previous owner had bought it from an aircraft museum that got into financial difficulties.
    • They included previous shop owners and a man whose father had scrawled his name on the arcade's wall.
    • He reportedly bought the island from its previous owners, a Japanese hotel firm.
    • The previous owner had filled in spaces between the beams with sawn-up wardrobes.
    • She could not recall, in fact, very well what had happened the previous evening.
    • It later emerged it had already been used and returned by a previous owner and then sold again to the Galls.
    • The previous owner of the Westhoughton shop ran a printing business from the premises.
    • The previous owners were heavy smokers and the bricks are stained with nicotine.
    • We suspect it was one of the last rooms decorated by the previous owners as they readied the house for sale.
    • The inquest heard that he had spent the previous evening drinking with a friend.
    • The previous owner built a spaceship in the garden, which might not appeal to everyone.
    • I also managed to fill a skip to overflowing with the junk the previous owners had left behind.
  • 2 informal

    to be previous precipitarse
  • 3

    previous to anterior a
    • the period just previous to the coup el período inmediatamente anterior al golpe
    • previous to this anteriormente