Definition of Prior:

  1. Existing or coming before in time, order, or importance.

  2. A previous criminal conviction.

  3. Previous; before a certain time. It is a requirement in many households for children to finish their homework prior to watching television or playing on the computer. After reading the persuasive statement, he felt that his prior beliefs were no longer valid..

Synonyms of Prior

Earlier, Previous, Preceding, Foregoing, Antecedent, Advance, Preparatory, Preliminary, Initial, Ahead, Ancient, Antecedent, Anterior, Anticipatory, Before, Chief, Ci-devant, Earlier, Early, Elder, Erstwhile, Ex, Exordial, First, Fore, Foregoing, Foremost, Former, Forward, Heading, Headmost, Immemorial, Inaugural, Initiatory, Last, Late, Latest, Leading, Old, Olden, Older, Once, Onetime, Past, Precedent, Preceding, Precessional, Precurrent, Precursory, Preexistent, Prefatory, Prehistoric, Preliminary, Preludial, Prelusive, Preparatory, Prevenient, Previous, Previous to, Prime, Primeval, Primitive, Prior to, Proemial, Propaedeutic, Quondam, Recent, Senior, Sometime, Then, Till, Until, Whilom

How to use Prior in a sentence?

  1. He has a prior engagement this evening.

Meaning of Prior & Prior Definition