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formeradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈfɔr·mər/

former adjective [not gradable] (EARLIER)

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

formernoun [U]

 us   /ˈfɔr·mər/

former noun [U] (FIRST)

the first of two people, things, or groups previously mentioned: Of the two suggestions, I prefer the former.
Translations of “former”
in Arabic سابِق…
in Korean 전 -…
in Malaysian terdahulu…
in French ancien…
in Turkish önceki, geçmiş, sabık…
in Italian precedente, di prima, passato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 較早的,早先的, 以前的, 舊時的…
in Russian бывший…
in Polish były, dawny…
in Vietnamese trước, cũ, nguyên…
in Spanish antiguo, anterior…
in Portuguese anterior, prévio…
in Thai ก่อน…
in German früher…
in Catalan antic…
in Japanese 元の…
in Indonesian dulu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 较早的,早先的, 以前的, 旧时的…
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