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former

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English former, comparative of forme (first), from Old English forma (first).

AdjectiveEdit

former (not comparable)

  1. previous
    A former president.
    The former East Germany.
  2. first of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun.
    The former is a good idea but the latter is not.
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

former (plural formers)

  1. Someone who forms something; a maker; a creator or founder.
    Dave was the former of the company.
  2. An object used to form something, such as a template, gauge, or cutting die.
    The brick arch was built using a wooden former.
  3. (chiefly UK, used in combinations) Someone in, or of, a certain form (class).
    Fifth-former
    Sixth-former.
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DanishEdit

NounEdit

former c

  1. plural indefinite of form

VerbEdit

former

  1. present tense of forme

VerbEdit

former or formér

  1. Imperative of formere.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin formō (I form)

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VerbEdit

former

  1. to form (generic sense)
  2. to shape (to make into a certain shape)
  3. to train; to educate

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

former

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of formō

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

former m, f

  1. indefinite plural of form

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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former f

  1. indefinite plural of form

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

former

  1. indefinite plural of form