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former1

for·mer1

former1

 
 
pronunciation:
for mr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: occurring in or pertaining to the past; previous.
He's a sports announcer now, but he was a star in his former career as a player.I sent the letter to her former address by mistake.
 
synonyms:
bygone, earlier, erstwhile, past, previous, prior
antonyms:
current, latter, new
similar words:
antecedent, departed, elder, old, old-time, olden, other, recent
definition 2: being the first of two, or the first mentioned of two.
I prefer the former proposal to the latter.
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synonyms:
first
antonyms:
latter
similar words:
previous
definition 3: preceding in order.
synonyms:
antecedent, foregoing, preceding, previous, prior
similar words:
above, anterior, earlier, precedent
definition 4: having once been.
The senator is a former history professor.
 
synonyms:
erstwhile, ex-, one-time, past, quondam
Word Builder: former +
  • formerly:
    in the past.