Definitions for formerlyˈfɔr mər li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

for•mer•lyˈfɔr mər li(adv.)

  1. in time past; in an earlier period or age; previously.

  2. Obs. in time just past; just now.

Origin of formerly:

1580–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erst(adverb)

    at a previous time

    "at one time he loved her"; "her erstwhile writing"; "she was a dancer once";

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. formerly(adverb)ˈfɔr mər li

    in the past; = previously

    The Tiger Band (formerly known as The Tigers)

Wiktionary

  1. formerly(Adverb)

    at some time in the past

  2. formerly(Adverb)

    previously; once

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formerly(adverb)

    in time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formerly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4390

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formerly' in Adverbs Frequency: #292


Translations for formerly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

formerly(adverb)

in earlier times

Formerly this large town was a small village.

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