Definitions of preceding

  1. existing or coming before Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. In the direction toward which stars appear to move. See Following, 2. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Going before in time, rank, etc.: antecedent: previous: former. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Going before; antecedent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for preceding

  1. Otherwise the solution is correct enough, each member being, as required, a knight's move from the preceding number, and the original corner cell vacant. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  2. Coningsby had scarcely quitted her side the preceding eve. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli