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English definition of “former”


adjective [not gradable]  /ˈfɔr·mər/ us  

former adjective [not gradable] (EARLIER)

of an earlier time, but not now: The former president lives on his ranch.


noun [U]  /ˈfɔr·mər/ us  

former noun [U] (FIRST)

the first of two people, things, or groups previously mentioned: Of the two suggestions, I prefer the former.
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