Definition of formerly
1 : at an earlier time : previously
2 obsolete : just before
Examples of formerly in a sentence
He was formerly a congressman.
<the newspaper formerly known as “The Newsprint”>
First Known Use of formerly
FORMERLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of formerly for English Language Learners
: at an earlier time : in the past
FORMERLY Defined for Kids
Definition of formerly for Students
: at an earlier time <They were formerly friends.>
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