Definition for preceding (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing.
Related formspre·ced·a·ble, adjectiveun·pre·ced·ed, adjective
Can be confusedprecede proceed
Examples from the Web for preceding
For weeks preceding the bash, Hitch refuses to have anything to do with it.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is always a preceding generation, or an idealized time in our personal histories.
Think about that for a second if after the preceding paragraph you remain convinced of the infallibility of our system.For Ricky Jackson, a Just Verdict—But 39 Years Too Late|Cliff Schecter|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
McEwan novels often have formally dazzling conclusions that recast the meaning of the preceding story.
Of the teams in the quarterfinals, Colombia had had only 20 shots on goal in the preceding stages.
The rain of the preceding evening had besides so softened the ground that it would not well retain an impression.
They were greatly and justly exasperated by an outrage inflicted upon them by a preceding party of United States recruits.Christopher Carson|John S. C. Abbott
During the three days preceding the 18th Brumaire every one was at his post.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Some of the causes that worked this change in his character have been intimated in the course of the preceding pages.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. I. (of VI.)|Thomas Moore
This is a consequence of what has been explained in the preceding chapter.A Treatise on Painting|Leonardo Da Vinci