HyperDic: former

English > 5 senses of the word former:
ADJECTIVEallformerreferring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several)
allformer, erstwhile, old, onetime, one-time, quondam, sometimebelonging to some prior time
allformer, late, previous(used especially of persons) of the immediate past
allformer, early, otherbelonging to the distant past
NOUNrelationformerthe first of two or the first mentioned of two
former > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rmer
RhymesAmor ... Zimmer: 100 rhymes with mer...
English > former: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningreferring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several).
Example I prefer the former version to the latter one"
Oppositelatterreferring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)
Spanishprimero
English > former: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningbelonging to some prior time.
Example "our former glory"
Synonymserstwhile, old, onetime, one-time, quondam, sometime
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
Spanishantiguo, ex-
English > former: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(used especially of persons) of the immediate past.
Example"the former president"
Synonymslate, previous
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
Spanishanterior, precedente, previo
Catalananterior, precedent, previ
English > former: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningBelonging to the distant past.
Example "former generations"
Synonymsearly, other
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
English > former: 5 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe first of two or the first mentioned of two.
Example"Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today"
Broaderfirst, number oneThe first or highest in an ordering or series
OppositelatterThe second of two or the second mentioned of two

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