Definition of Former in English :
Define Former in English
Former meaning in English
Meaning of Former in English
Pronunciation of Former in English
Former pronunciation in English
Pronounce Former in Englishsee synonyms of former
the first of two or the first mentioned of two
Example Sentences:'Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today'
referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several)
Example Sentences:'the novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one'
belonging to some prior time
Example Sentences:'erstwhile friend''our former glory''the once capital of the state''her quondam lover'
(used especially of persons) of the immediate past
Example Sentences:'the former president''our late President is still very active''the previous occupant of the White House'
belonging to the distant past
Example Sentences:'the early inhabitants of Europe''former generations''in other times'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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