Definition of FORMER

noun : FORMER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the first of two or the first mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today" ;

Adjective : FORMER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several); "the novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House" ;

  • 4. (

    ) belonging to the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times" ;

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