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We found 44 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word prior:
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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. Prior, prior: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. prior, prior: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. prior, prior: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. prior: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. prior: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. prior, prior: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Prior, prior: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. prior: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Prior, prior: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. prior: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. prior: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. prior: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. prior: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. prior (adj.), prior (n.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. Prior, prior: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. prior: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Prior (Stargate), Prior (disambiguation), Prior (surname), Prior: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Prior: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. prior: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. prior: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. prior: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. prior: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Prior: E Cobham Brewer, The Reader's Handbook [home, info]
  24. Prior: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  25. prior: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  26. prior: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. prior: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. Prior, prior: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. prior: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. prior-: A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Elements [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. prior(s): Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  2. prior(s): Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  3. prior: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  4. prior: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  5. prior: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. prior: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. prior: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Prior: baby names list [home, info]
  2. PRIOR: Acronym Finder [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Prior: Catholic Encyclopedia [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. prior: Dictionary of Botanical Epithets [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. prior: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

(Note: See priorship for more definitions.)

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Quick definitions from WordNet (prior)

noun:  the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot
name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #5297)

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Words similar to prior:   anterior, priorate, priorly, priorship, earlier, ere, previous, more...

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