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Meaning of “former” - Learner’s Dictionary

former

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈfɔːmər/
B1 happening, existing, or true in the past but not now: the former Soviet Union former President Bill ClintonIn the pastBefore, after and alreadyAfter and behind
Translations of “former”
in Arabic سابِق…
in Korean 전 -…
in Malaysian terdahulu…
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 Vietnamese trước, cũ, nguyên…
in Spanish antiguo, anterior…
in Portuguese anterior, prévio…
in Thai ก่อน…
in German früher…
in Catalan antic…
in Japanese 元の…
in Indonesian dulu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 较早的,早先的, 以前的, 旧时的…
(Definition of former adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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