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Definition of Former

Former

  1. One who forms; a maker; a creator.
  2. A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
  3. A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped.
  4. A cutting die.
  5. Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
  6. Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument.
  7. Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned.

Former Quotations

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear - we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees.
Solomon Ortiz

When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
David Brin

Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
Karl Kraus
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Former Translations

former in Danish is forbigangen
former in Dutch is voorgaand, verleden, voorafgaand
former in French is ancienne, ancien, ci devant
former in Italian is ancor prima
former in Latin is prior, praevius, priscus, pristinus
former in Portuguese is anterior
former in Spanish is pasada, anterior
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