Translation of "former" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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formeradjective [ 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 他的前妻
a former employer 前僱主
the former president of the United States 美國前總統
The luxury apartments are in a former factory. 這座房子以前是穀倉,現已改建一新,十分漂亮。
The painting was then restored to its former glory (= returned to its original good condition). 這幅油畫又恢復了原先的光彩。
It was a long time after the accident before he seemed like his former self (= behaved in the way he had before). 事故過後很長時間,他似乎才恢復了先前的樣子。

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formernoun [ 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. 這兩個建議中,我更喜歡前一個。


uk / -fɔː.mər/ us / -fɔːr.mɚ/

a student of the stated class group

sixth-formers (= students usually aged 16–18) 六年級學生

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