Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
prior /prior/
  • danh từ
    • trưởng tu viện
    • tính từ
      • trước
      • phó từ
        • prior to trước khi
          • prior to my arrival: trước khi tôi đến
      Concise Dictionary
      +the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot
      +earlier in time
      Thesaurus Dictionary
      1 former, previous, earlier, one-time, ex, erstwhile; old, last, late, latest, Literary quondam, whilom:
      If you overdraw your account without prior arrangement, you will automatically be charged a higher rate of interest
      2 prior to. before, previous to, previously to, till, until, preceding:
      Prior to the earthquake, Valdivia was a river port.
      Advanced English Dictionary
      adjective, noun
      + adjective [only before noun]
      1 happening or existing before sth else or before a particular time
      Synonym: PREVIOUS
      Although not essential, some prior knowledge of statistics is desirable. + This information must not be disclosed without prior written consent. + Visits are by prior arrangement. + Please give us prior notice if you need an evening meal. + She will be unable to attend because of a prior engagement.
      2 already existing and therefore more important: They have a prior claim to the property.
      3 (prior to) (formal) before sth: during the week prior to the meeting
      + noun (feminine prioress )
      1 a person who is in charge of a group of MONKS or NUNS living in a PRIORY
      2 (in an ABBEY) a person next in rank below an ABBOT or ABBESS

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