1. just preceding something else in time or order

    Synonyms : old
    Examples :
    • the previous owner
  2. too soon or too hasty

    Synonyms : premature
    Examples :
    • our condemnation of him was a bit previous
  3. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

    Synonyms : former, late
    Examples :
    • the previous occupant of the White House