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Definition of "former" []

  • One that forms; a maker or creator: a former of ideas. (noun)
  • A member of a school form: a fifth former. (noun)
  • Occurring earlier in time. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or taking place in the past. (adjective)
  • Coming before in place or order; foregoing. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "former" in a sentence
  • "Or that people with AN just really need to get laid heard that from a former T...that's why she's a *former* T"
  • "But in this case the article is only cheap with reference to its _former_ price; the so-called cheapness is only our expression for the sensation of contrast between its former and existing prices."
  • "Spades is giving new salacious meaning to the phrase "former Clinton intern," although -- believe it or not -- Bill was not even involved!"