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Definitions of former

  1. the first of two or the first mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who forms; a maker; a creator. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A cutting die. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who shapes or molds; a maker. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. One who forms or makes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. of the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several); "the novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Preceding in time or place; previously mentioned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Before in time or order; previous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Earlier; previous; preceding; ancient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Before another or something else in time or order; mentioned before another; opposed to latter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for former

  1. But, alas, the voice of the later Melanchthon was not that of the former – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  2. I think more has been done towards the former of these needs than towards the latter. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
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