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Definition of 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.
More "Former" Quotations

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