Synonyms for (noun) former

Synonyms: former

Definition: the first of two or the first mentioned of two

Usage: Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today

Similar words: number one, first

Definition: the first or highest in an ordering or series

Usage: He wanted to be the first

Synonyms for (adjective) former

Synonyms: former, early, other

Definition: belonging to the distant past

Usage: the early inhabitants of Europe; former generations; in other times

Similar words: past

Definition: earlier than the present time; no longer current

Usage: time past; his youth is past; this past Thursday; the past year


Synonyms: old, one-time, onetime, former, erstwhile, quondam, sometime

Definition: belonging to some prior time

Usage: erstwhile friend; our former glory; the once capital of the state; her quondam lover

Similar words: past

Definition: earlier than the present time; no longer current

Usage: time past; his youth is past; this past Thursday; the past year


Synonyms: previous, former, late

Definition: (used especially of persons) of the immediate past

Usage: the former president; our late President is still very active; the previous occupant of the White House

Similar words: past

Definition: earlier than the present time; no longer current

Usage: time past; his youth is past; this past Thursday; the past year