Antonyms for former

Grammar : Adj
Spell : fawr-mer
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfɔr mər

Definition of former

Origin :
  • "earlier in time," mid-12c., comparative of forme "first," patterned on formest "foremost" (see foremost). An unusual case of a comparative formed from a superlative (the -m- is a superlative element).
  • adj previous in time or order
Example sentences :
  • "No, sir," said Robert, looking boldly in the face of his former employer.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Hunger and cold seemed to have driven them from their former homes.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • My former suspicions that Mr. Giles must have been in this neighbourhood were now confirmed.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • The former is engaged in commerce and the latter is the popular member for Leeds.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • I have another letter from Mr. Lovelace, although I had not answered his former.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The Marquis found Vienna less gay than it was on his former visit.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The former resembles the imperial palace at Schonbrun, but smaller.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Yet, it lifted my soul higher than all their former strains.
  • Extract from : « Sunday at Home (From "Twice Told Tales") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • He seemed not to be remembering, but to be living in the former days.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • The former fact is not wonderful, the latter not altogether inexplicable.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald

Synonyms for former

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019