Former

/faw'rmur/

Sense: Noun


  1. The first of two or the first mentioned of two.

    1. Tom and dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today.

Sense: Adjective


  1. Referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several); i prefer the former version to the latter one".

    1. The novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967.
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  2. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past.

    1. The former president.
    2. Our late president is still very active.
    3. The previous occupant of the white house.
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  3. Belonging to the distant past.

    1. The early inhabitants of europe.
    2. Former generations.
    3. In other times.
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  4. Belonging to some prior time.

    1. Erstwhile friend.
    2. Our former glory.
    3. The once capital of the state.
    4. Her quondam lover.
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Pronunciation
Syllable Hyphenation
for•mer
IPA Transcription
/fɔ'rmɝ/
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