Translation of "former" - English-Traditional 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 前僱主
the former president of the United States 美國前總統
The house, a former barn, has been attractively converted. 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 done before). 事故過後很長時間,他似乎才恢復了先前的樣子。

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