Popular Wordlists
  • word of the day

    former

    former - Dictionary definition and meaning for word former

    Definition
    (noun) the first of two or the first mentioned of two
    Example Sentence
    • Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today
    Definition
    (adj) referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several)
    Example Sentence
    • the novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one
    Definition
    (adj) belonging to some prior time
    Synonyms : erstwhile , old , one-time , onetime , quondam , sometime
    Example Sentence
    • erstwhile friend
    • our former glory
    • the once capital of the state
    • her quondam lover
    Definition
    (adj) (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
    Synonyms : late , previous
    Example Sentence
    • the former president
    • our late President is still very active
    • the previous occupant of the White House
    Definition
    (adj) belonging to the distant past
    Synonyms : early , other
    Example Sentence
    • the early inhabitants of Europe
    • former generations
    • in other times
Connect with us on Facebook