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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.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

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

So as far as Serbia is concerned, it does not have the right to influence the privatization or to claim any property, because Kosovo is a former member of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Ibrahim Rugova
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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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