Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

"The former president"

Related Adjective(s):late, previous

2.Definition: belonging to some prior time

"Our former glory"

Related Adjective(s):erstwhile, old, onetime, quondam, sometime

3.Definition: belonging to the distant past

"Former generations"

Related Adjective(s):early, other

4.Definition: 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"

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