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Definition of Former
FormerFormer For"mer, a. [A compar. due to OE. formest. See
1. Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior;
earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age. --Job.
The latter and former rain. --Hosea vi. 3.
3. Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a
discourse or argument.
3. Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first
A bad author deserves better usage than a bad
critic; a man may be the former merely through the
misfortune of an ill judgment; but he can not be
latter without both that and an ill temper. --Pope.
Syn: Prior; previous; anterior; antecedent; preceding;
Former Form"er, n.
1. One who forms; a maker; a creator.
(a) A shape around which an article is to be shaped,
molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise
(b) A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is
(c) A cutting die.
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