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Former

Form´er
n.1.One who forms; a maker; a creator.
2.(Mech.) A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
a.1.Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age.
- Job. viii. 8.
The latter and former rain.
- Hosea vi. 3.
3.Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument.
3.Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned.
Noun1.former - the first of two or the first mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today"
Antonyms:
latter - the second of two or the second mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today"
Adj.1.former - referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several); "the novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one"
Antonyms:
latter - referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several); "in the latter case"
2.former - belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover"
3.former - (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
Synonyms: previous, late
4.former - of the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times"
Synonyms: early, other
aforementioned, aforenamed, aforesaid, ancient, antecedent, antediluvian, anterior, anticipatory, beforementioned, bygone, ci-devant, departed, early, elder, eldest, first, first-born, firstling, fore, foregoing, forementioned, forenamed, immemorial, last, late, latest, major, named, old, olden, older, oldest, once, past, precedent, preceding, precurrent, preexistent, prehistoric, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenitary, prior, quondam, recent, said, same, senior, sometime, then, whilom
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