[prahy-er] /ˈpraɪ ər/
Matthew, 1664–1721, English poet.
(prenominal) previous; preceding
prior to, before; until
(statistics) a prior probability
the superior of a house and community in certain religious orders
the deputy head of a monastery or abbey, ranking immediately below the abbot
(formerly) a chief magistrate in medieval Florence and other Italian republics
Matthew. 1664–1721, English poet and diplomat, noted for his epigrammatic occasional verse
“earlier,” 1714, from Latin prior “former, previous, first;” figuratively “superior, better;” as a noun “forefather; superior rank;” comparative of Old Latin pri “before,” from PIE *prai-, *prei-, from root *per- (1) “forward, through” (see per).
“superior officer of a religious house or order,” late Old English, from Medieval Latin prior “superior officer,” noun use of Latin adjective meaning “former, superior” (see prior (adj.)). As short for prior arrest, by 1990, American English.
An earlier conviction; previous: ”Any priors onhim?” ”Dinged once, in Rapid City” (1978+)
- Matthew of Paris
noun 1. c1200–59, English chronicler.
- Matthew quay
[kwey] /kweɪ/ noun 1. Matthew Stanley, 1833–1904, U.S. politician: senator 1887–99, 1901–4. /kiː/ noun 1. a wharf, typically one built parallel to the shoreline Compare pier (sense 1) n. 1690s, variant of Middle English key, keye, caye “wharf” (c.1300; mid-13c. in place names), from Old North French cai (Old French chai, 12c., Modern French quai) […]
noun 1. a knot formed on the end of a rope by partly unlaying the strands and tying them in a certain way. /ˈwɔːkə/ noun 1. a knot made at the end of a rope by unlaying the strands and passing them up through the loops formed in the next two strands
[muh-thahy-uh s] /məˈθaɪ əs/ noun 1. a disciple chosen to take the place of Judas Iscariot as one of the apostles. Acts 1:23–26. 2. 1557–1619, king of Hungary 1608–18; king of Bohemia 1611–17; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1612–19 (son of Maximilian II). 3. Also, Matthyas. a male given name, form of . /məˈθaɪəs/ […]