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Let me start by saying, I'm utterly disgusted with the former members of the Dead Kennedys.
Jello Biafra

Meaning of "former" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FORMER

former  [ˈfɔːmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FORMER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Former can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FORMER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Former

A former is a structural member of an aircraft fuselage, of which a typical fuselage has a series from the nose to the empennage, typically perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. The primary purpose of formers is to establish the shape of the fuselage and reduce the column length of stringers to prevent instability. Formers are typically attached to longerons, which support the skin of the aircraft. The Former-and-Longeron technique was adopted from boat construction, and was typical of light aircraft built until the advent of structural skins such as fiberglass and other composite materials. Many of today's light aircraft, and homebuilt aircraft in particular, are still designed in this way. They are also found in the cores of potentiometers in which the resistive material is wrapped round.

Definition of former in the English dictionary

The first definition of former in the dictionary is belonging to or occurring in an earlier time. Other definition of former is having been at a previous time. Former is also denoting the first or first mentioned of two.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FORMER


autotransformer
ˌɔːtəʊtrænsˈfɔːmə
barnstormer
ˈbɑːnstɔːmə
benchwarmer
ˈbɛntʃwɔːmə
conformer
kənˈfɔːmə
counterreformer
ˌkaʊntərɪˈfɔːmə
deformer
dɪˈfɔːmə
dormer
ˈdɔːmə
informer
ɪnˈfɔːmə
korma
ˈkɔːmə
misinformer
ˌmɪsɪnˈfɔːmə
nonperformer
ˌnɒnpəˈfɔːmə
Norma
ˈnɔːmə
ormer
ˈɔːmə
performer
pəˈfɔːmə
reformer
rɪˈfɔːmə
sixth-former
ˈsɪksθfɔːmə
stormer
ˈstɔːmə
transformer
trænsˈfɔːmə
trauma
ˈtrɔːmə
warmer
ˈwɔːmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FORMER

formational
formative
formative assessment
formatively
formativeness
formatted
formatter
formatting
Formby
forme
Former Prophets
former pupil
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
formerly
formfitting
formful
formic
formic acid
Formica
formicant

WORDS THAT END LIKE FORMER

affirmer
armer
brainstormer
charmer
confirmer
dewormer
farmer
firmer
gentleman-farmer
harmer
legwarmer
opinion former
pig farmer
snake charmer
step-down transformer
step-up transformer
Sturmer
termer
the former
wormer

Synonyms and antonyms of former in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FORMER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «former» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of former

Translation of «former» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FORMER

Find out the translation of former to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of former from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «former» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

以前的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

antiguo
570 millions of speakers

English

former
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूर्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَابِق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бывший
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

anterior
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাবেক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ancien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bekas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ehemalig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

以前の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mantan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người tiền nhiệm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன்னாள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माजी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eski
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ex
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poprzedni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

колишній
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fost
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρώην
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voormalige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

föregående
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

foregående
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of former

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FORMER»

The term «former» is very widely used and occupies the 2.642 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FORMER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «former» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «former» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about former

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «FORMER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word former.
1
Cecelia Ahern
Don't force yourself to write. Some people can write a novel in a few months, whereas for others it can take over a year. I'm lucky to be one of the former - but, even so, if I'm not in the mood to write, I won't. I'll go off, do something else and come back to it when I'm ready.
2
Jane Austen
Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.
3
Michele Bachmann
When it comes to personnel issues, I act professionally and respectful of former employees. I just assume that's a two-way street. It's disappointing when it's not.
4
Tallulah Bankhead
(On seeing a former lover for the first time in years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.
5
Wes Bentley
Then my extended family, there are preachers and evangelists, former priests. So I have quite a bit of history with Church, religion and spirituality.
6
Jello Biafra
Let me start by saying, I'm utterly disgusted with the former members of the Dead Kennedys.
7
Magnus Carlsen
One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people - men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.
8
Michel De Certeau
Along with the lazy man... the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others.
9
Margaret Cho
My former bullies pay extra to come backstage and meet me after shows, and I pretend not to know them in front of their friends. It is the most divine pleasure to exact the revenge of the brutalized child that resides within.
10
Teju Cole
Barack Obama is an elegant and literate man with a cosmopolitan sense of the world. He is widely read in philosophy, literature, and history - as befits a former law professor - and he has shown time and again a surprising interest in contemporary fiction.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FORMER»

Discover the use of former in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to former and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Annals of the Former World
As clearly and succinctly written as it is profoundly informed, this is our finest popular survey of geology and a masterpiece of modern nonfiction. Annals of the Former World is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.
John McPhee, 2000
2
Families in Former Times
In this book, the author provides a detailed analysis of kinship, household and family relations in early modern France.
Jean Louis Flandrin, 1979
3
Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
Epic in scope, precise in detail, and heart-breaking in its human drama, Former People is the first book to recount the history of the aristocracy caught up in the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin’s Russia.
Douglas Smith, 2012
4
Building Capitalism: The Transformation of the Former Soviet ...
A comprehensive economic analysis of the Soviet bloc countries ten years after Communism.
Anders Aslund, 2002
5
NATO and the Former Yugoslavia: Crisis, Conflict, and the ...
The inability to address these issues leaves NATO facing a number of pressing questions that this book tries to answer: What role can and should the alliance play in the future?
Joyce P. Kaufman, 2002
6
10 Lessons from a Former Fat Girl
Offers advice, from the former Biggest Loser contestant, in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including identifying personal triggers to overeat, avoiding negative thought patterns, and finding comfort in relationships instead of food.
Amy Parham, 2011
7
Confessions of a Former Bully
Nine-year-old Katie's punishment for bullying classmates includes making up for the hurt she has caused, and so she decides to write a book about bullying, why it is not okay, and how to start being a better friend.
Trudy Ludwig, 2010
8
Former Leaders in Modern Democracies: Political Sunsets
What comes next for a former leader in a democracy - a Prime Minister or a President obliged to leave office because they have lost an election, come to the end of their constitutionally-fixed term, fallen ill, lost the backing of their ...
Kevin Theakston, Jouke de Vries, 2012
9
Transitional Justice: How Emerging Democracies Reckon with ...
Examines more than 20 transitions from World War II to the present, including the denazification programs of the 1950s, democratic transformations in southern Europe in the mid '70s and Latin America in the '80s, and decommunization efforts ...
Neil J. Kritz, 1995
10
Former Things
But at the core of their estrangement is a family secret revealed in the heartbreaking, stunningly detailed narrative of Former Things.
Gail Lowe, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FORMER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term former is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Aboriginal women are kept pregnant as welfare 'cash cows', claims …
indigenous australians Former Labor MP Gary Johns told Andrew Bolt that many Aboriginal women 'are kept pregnant and producing children ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Former players, colleagues salute Summitt at charity event
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt's former players and colleagues say her fight against Alzheimer's disease could leave an even greater ... «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»
3
Comrades split as party leadership embraces former Labourites
Although wary, the Comrades have kept quiet in the face of decisions to embrace the former political adversaries since 2006. But for many ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»
4
Ex-President Carter's Henrico book signing includes reunion with …
Former President Jimmy Carter (left) greets a former Navy shipmate, John Kaufman, 92, of Earlysville, during a book signing Saturday at the ... «The Daily Progress, Jul 15»
5
Teachers, students say farewell to school
In classic reunion fashion, former students met former teachers they'd not seen ... Andrew Brett, a former Albany student who is a counselor at ... «Reading Eagle, Jul 15»
6
Statue of former Pendleton High School football coach Don Requa …
The likeness of a beloved Pendleton High School football coach, who was known by former players as an inspirational figure, now presides ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
7
Former Auburn Safety Transfers to Oklahoma State
(al.com) – Former Auburn safety Derrick Moncrief is headed to the Big XII. Moncrief, who was granted his release from Auburn on May 15, has ... «whnt.com, Jul 15»
8
Body found in CO believed to be former UNK student
HASTINGS, NE A body found by a Colorado hiker is believed to be that of a former University of Nebraska at Kearney student missing since ... «knopnews2, Jul 15»
9
Former PayPal CEO Peter Thiel: PayPal Would Allow Firearms …
LAS VEGAS, NV— American entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of PayPal says if he was still running the company, legal ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
10
Killilea's former lawyer arrested in US over her missing $500000
Gayle Killilea's former immigration lawyer has been arrested in the US over allegations he swindled the former gossip columnist and socialite ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»

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