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former

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈfɔː.mər/ us    /ˈfɔːr.mɚ/
B1 of or in an earlier time; before the present time or in the past: his former wife a former employer the former president of the United States The house, a former barn, has been attractively converted. The painting was then restored to its former glory (= returned to its original good condition). It was a long time after the accident before he seemed like his former self (= behaved in the way he had done before).
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former

noun [S] uk   /ˈfɔː.mər/ us    /ˈfɔːr.mɚ/
the former
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B2 the first of two people, things, or groups previously mentioned: Of the two suggestions, I prefer the former.
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Translations of “former”
in Korean 전 -…
in Arabic سابِق…
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 Spanish antiguo, anterior…
in Portuguese anterior, prévio…
in German früher…
in Catalan antic…
in Japanese 元の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 较早的,早先的, 以前的, 旧时的…
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