- an earlier or previous view.
- an advance showing of a motion picture, play, etc., before its public opening.
- an advance showing of brief scenes in a motion picture, television show, etc., for purposes of advertisement.
- anything that gives an advance idea or impression of something to come.
- to view or show beforehand or in advance.
Origin of preview
Examples from the Web for preview
As a preview, Sony unveiled “Almost Like the Blues,” which went viral on YouTube.Excuse Me For Not Dying: Leonard Cohen at 80
September 24, 2014
Like so many others in the nerd world, I fell in love with Cards Against Humanity through its Kickstarter preview in 2011.The Case Against Cards Against Humanity: Is Max Temkin a Horrible Person? (Does It Matter?)
July 29, 2014
And then Michael came to our third preview and I thought, ‘I’m a terrible person!Daniel Radcliffe Says No More ‘Harry Potter.’ (He’s Not Engaged, Either.)
May 16, 2014
And that may be just a preview, if local Taliban commanders are to be believed.Pakistan’s Deal With the Devil And The Taliban Shadow Surge
April 5, 2014
People thought she might preview some tracks at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February.‘Beyoncé’ Review: Genius…and Dripping of Sex
December 13, 2013
He looked like a man who had lately had a preview of Hell's inverted pleasures.I'll Kill You Tomorrow
Important as is the review, the preview or assignment is equally vital.
She recalled all that now as she sat in the little theatre waiting for the preview of her picture to begin.Hour of Enchantment
Roy J. Snell
Because of such a plan the matters of review and preview take on vital significance.
- an advance or preliminary view or sight
- an advance showing before public presentation of a film, art exhibition, etc, usually before an invited audience of celebrities and journalists
- a public performance of a play before the official first night
- (tr) to view in advance
Word Origin and History for preview
"a foretaste," 1880, from preview (v.); specifically "a showing of a book, film, etc. before public release" from 1920.