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Former
Former For"mer, a. [A compar. due to OE. formest. See Foremost.] 1. Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past. For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age. --Job. viii. 8. 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 mentioned. 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; foregoing.
Former
Former Form"er, n. 1. One who forms; a maker; a creator. 2. (Mech.) (a) A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed. (b) A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped. (c) A cutting die.

Meaning of Former from wikipedia

- A former is an object, such as a template, gauge or cutting die, which is used to form something such as a boat's hull. Typically, a former gives shape...
- Former constellations are old historical western constellations that for various reasons are no longer widely recognised or are not officially recognised...
- The Former Yan (Chinese: 前燕; pinyin: Qián Yān; 337-370) was a state of Xianbei ethnicity during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms in China. Initially, Murong...
- name "Macedonia", it was admitted under the provisional description "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (abbreviated as "FYR Macedonia" or "FYROM")...
- The post-Soviet states, also known as the former Soviet Union, the former Soviet Republics and in Russia as the near abroad (Russian: бли́жнее зарубе́жье...
- The Former Qin (351-394) was a state of the Sixteen Kingdoms in eastern Asia, mainly China. Founded by the ethnic Di officer Fu Jian (317–355) of Shi Le's...
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- previous experience List of heads of state and government of Indian origin "Former Presidents". President’s Secretariat. Retrieved 29 November 2008. "List...
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