Definitions of preceding

  1. preceding in time or order Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. existing or coming before Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of Precede Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Going before; -- opposed to following. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. In the direction toward which stars appear to move. See Following, 2. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Going before in time, rank, etc.: antecedent: previous: former. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Going before; antecedent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.