Former - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrmər|  American pronunciation of the word former
Brit.  |ˈfɔːmə|  British pronunciation of the word former

noun

- the first of two or the first mentioned of two

adjective

- belonging to some prior time(syn: erstwhile, old, one-time, onetime, quondam, sometime)
- (used especially of persons) of the immediate past(syn: late, previous)
- belonging to the distant past(syn: early, other)

Examples

...the coach is a former professional baseball player...

...the former manual had some errors, but the current version has its own problems...

Of the two spellings, the former is more common.

Their farm has been reduced to half its former size.

Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today

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