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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (previous)
a. previo
The artist drew the portrait without any prior sketches.El pintor hizo el retrato sin boceto previo.
b. anterior
In prior years, the manager always gave us extra pay for Christmas.En años anteriores, el jefe siempre nos daba una paga extra por Navidad.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (previously)
a. antes de
I've an appointment prior to our engagement, but I won't be late.Tengo una cita antes de nuestro compromiso, pero no tardaré.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (religious)
a. el prior
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The prior called all the congregation brothers.El prior convocó a todos los hermanos de la congregación.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (religion)
a. el prior
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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prior [ˈpraɪəʳ]
1 (previous) previo
I have a prior engagement tengo un compromiso previo
he claimed he had no prior knowledge of it BR employees are forbidden from talking to the press without prior permission no prior knowledge is required prior arrangements had to be made others have succeeded in the computer industry with no prior experience the Constitution requires the president to seek the prior approval of Congress for military action the firm I wanted to use had prior commitments he feels a prior obligation to his job as a journalist
to have a prior claim to or on sth/sb
there are others who have a prior claim on my time hay otros a los que tengo que dedicar mi tiempo que tienen prioridad or están antes; she felt that her past connection with him gave her a prior claim to him le parecía que su pasada relación le daba ciertos derechos sobre él
he's a very good player but, when it came to selecting the side, other names had prior claims your position gives you a prior claim to certain assets of the company to [give] sb prior notice tenants must be given prior notice before they get evicted from public housing you could at least have given him prior notice that you weren't going to be there [without] prior notice guests who drop in without prior notice they could advise and criticize but /they had no powers of prior restraint on the content of the film/ /no prior restraint of programming should be attempted/, such as that proposed through the Broadcasting Standards Council there was a serious risk of prior restraint through injunctions or subsequent judicial review
without prior notice/warning sin previo aviso
they exploded the device without prior warning he received a redundancy notice through the post without prior warning
2 (earlier) [+week, month, year] anterior
for the prior year, they reported net income of 1.1m dollars
in prior years en años anteriores
undergraduates, who, in prior years, might have considered academic careers
prior to sth anterior or previo a algo; prior to doing sth antes de hacer algo; prior to (his) leaving he hid the money antes de marchar, escondió el dinero; in the years prior to his death en los años anteriores or previos a su muerte; prior to that day we had not met antes de ese día no nos conocíamos; hasta ese día no nos conocimos
prior to his leaving we ... in the car industry, the August sales will involve a build up of stocks prior to this date a man seen hanging around the area prior to the shooting could have been involved prior to the Second World War, the United States did not consider it necessary to project overseas the policies of the government rocks do indeed contain evidence of volcanic activity prior to the buildup of the glacial debris prior to marrying the boss, the woman had worked as a machine operator cut off all fat prior to cooking telephone me prior to his arrival prior to this moment, all princesses of the Royal House of Orange had been known simply as `Highness" most people in Britain prior to 1760 were country people
prior to this/that antes de esto/eso
in 1879, the new station was opened - prior to this, trains had terminated at Oban the company lost £1.6m last year and £1.2m a year for three years prior to that
(US) antes
it happened two days prior ocurrió dos días antes
in other cases, one can lose the property, when just months prior there were no problems
prior [ˈpraɪəʳ]
(Rel) prior (m)
the Rev Hugh Edgell was vicar of Horning and Prior of the Abbey
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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