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precursory coming before and serving to indicate what will follow; premonitory. [2 definitions]
precut combined form of cut.
pred. abbreviation of "predicate," in grammar, the part of a sentence that explains the action, effect, or condition of the subject, consisting of the verb and all the words that modify or are affected by the verb
predacious living by preying on other animals; predatory.
predate to occur or exist before. [2 definitions]
predation the act or practice of plundering. [2 definitions]
predator an animal that eats the flesh of others. [2 definitions]
predatory living on the flesh of other animals. [3 definitions]
predawn combined form of dawn.
predecease to die before (another person or an event).
predecessor one who holds a position, job, or the like prior to another. [3 definitions]
predefine combined form of define.
predelivery combined form of delivery.
predella the lower section of an altarpiece, esp. one that contains panels displaying smaller artworks.
predeparture combined form of departure.
predesignate to designate in advance.
predestinate to determine or destine beforehand, esp. by divine will or decree.
predestination the act of predestining, or the state of being predestined. [3 definitions]
predestine to determine the unalterable fate or future of, esp. by divine power.
predetermine to form or set (a decision, course of action, or the like) ahead of time. [3 definitions]
predevelopment combined form of development.