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Former meaning

former - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who forms; a maker; a creator.
  2. 2. A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
  3. 3. A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped.
  4. 4. A cutting die.
  5. 5. Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
  6. 6. Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument.
  7. 7. Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned.
  8. 8. Before in time or order; previous.
  9. 9. Of fere.

former - examples of usage

  1. Now, in former days, and not such a great while since, the best of servants came from the country. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The former is the one usually employed. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. In former years they were not generally so; they were often against them. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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