Translation of "former" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈfɔː·mər/ us /ˈfɔr·mər/

B1 happening or existing in the past but not now

the former Soviet Union
noun uk /ˈfɔː·mər/ us /ˈfɔr·mər/
the former

the first of two people, things, or groups that have just been talked about

el primero
Of the two suggestions, I prefer the former.

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


adjective /ˈfoːmə/

of an earlier time

antiguo, anterior
In former times people did not travel so much.
formerly adverb

in earlier times

Formerly this large town was a small village.
the former noun

the first of two things mentioned

el primero
We visited America and Australia, staying longer in the former than in the latter.

(Translation of “former” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)