Translation of "former" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


adjective [ before noun ] uk us /ˈfɔː.mər/ US  /ˈfɔːr.mɚ/

of or in an earlier time; before the present time or in the past

his former wife 他的前妻
a former employer 前雇主
the former president of the United States 美国前总统
The house, a former barn, has been attractively converted. 这座房子以前是谷仓,现已改建一新,十分漂亮。
The painting was then restored to its former glory (= returned to its original good condition). 这幅油画又恢复了原先的光彩。
It was a long time after the accident before he seemed like his former self (= behaved in the way he had done before). 事故过后很长时间,他似乎才恢复了先前的样子。

(Translation of “former adjective” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)