Preview definition

prēvyo͝o
An introductory or preliminary message, sample, or overview; a foretaste.
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An advance viewing or exhibition, especially the presentation of several scenes advertising a forthcoming movie; a trailer.
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To provide a preliminary sample or overview of.

The professor previewed the course for us.

verb
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An advance showing, as of a movie or art exhibition, to which a selected audience is invited before public presentation begins.
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A foretaste of something.
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Something seen in advance.
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To show or watch something, or part of it, before it is complete.
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A restricted showing, as of a film, before exhibition to the public generally.
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To preview is to see or hear something before it is finalized.

An example of preview is to look at an art exhibit before the exhibit is open to the public.

An example of preview is to hear parts of a speech before it is given at a meeting.

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The definition of a preview is a show of something before it is finally released.

An example of a preview is a sneak peek at a film that is coming soon to theaters.

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A showing of scenes from a film, TV show, etc. in advertising its coming appearance.
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(colloquial) An advance showing of a film, exhibition etc.
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To view or exhibit in advance.
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A previous or preliminary view or survey.
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To view or show beforehand; receive or give a preview of.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
preview
Plural:
previews

Origin of preview

  • Old French preveu, past participle of preveoir (“to foresee"). See pre- + view.

    From Wiktionary