former

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1for·mer

adjective \ˈfr-mər\

—used to say what someone or something was in the past

: existing in the past

Full Definition of FORMER

1
a :  coming before in time
b :  of, relating to, or occurring in the past <former correspondence>
2
:  preceding in place or arrangement :  foregoing <the former part of the chapter>
3
:  first in order of two or more things cited or understood <of the two given, the former spelling is more common> <of the two spellings, the former is more common>
4
:  having been previously :  onetime <a former athlete>

Examples of FORMER

  1. <the coach is a former professional baseball player>
  2. <the former manual had some errors, but the current version has its own problems>

Origin of FORMER

Middle English, from forme first, from Old English forma — more at foremost
First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with FORMER

2form·er

noun \ˈfr-mər\

Definition of FORMER

1
:  one that forms
2
chiefly British :  a member of a school form —usually used in combination <sixth former>

First Known Use of FORMER

14th century

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