Antonyms for preceding

Grammar : Adj
Spell : pri-see-ding
Phonetic Transcription : prɪˈsi dɪŋ

Definition of preceding

Origin :
  • 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.
  • adj earlier, above
Example sentences :
  • He had proved this by approaching the cabin of the trapper on the preceding night.
  • Extract from : « With Trapper Jim in the North Woods » by Lawrence J. Leslie
  • She swung about quickly, preceding him to the door and down the stairs.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • But the circumstances of the preceding day had made an essential alteration in the case.
  • Extract from : « Maid Marian » by Thomas Love Peacock
  • While his hands were busy, his mind was occupied with the conversation of the preceding evening.
  • Extract from : « The Field of Ice » by Jules Verne
  • The weather was again superb after the storms of the two preceding nights.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • But let me first make another remark on the preceding definition of the word.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • Written a few months after the date of the preceding letter.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Then, with Frank preceding him, he went down and was soon on the ground.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • She now remembered that she had had practically no sleep the preceding night.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • I remember that during the night preceding the duel I did not sleep a single moment.
  • Extract from : « A Hero of Our Time » by M. Y. Lermontov

Synonyms for preceding

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