What does the word anterior mean?

Usage examples for anterior

  1. That life was destined to give me an assured place and public, while 'Mrs. Falchion', and the South Sea stories published in various journals before the time of its production, and indeed anterior to the writing of the Pierre series, only assured me attention. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  2. They are apparently of extreme antiquity, and doubtless far anterior in date to any other Himyaritic remains that we saw in the Hadhramout. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  3. This lentil is a little oblong, and, for convenience, we shall ascribe two extremities to it, the anterior and posterior. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber