What does formerly mean?

Definitions for formerlyˈfɔr mər li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word formerly.

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";

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of formerly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of formerly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H.L. Mencken:

    Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.

  3. Doug Larson:

    Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.

  4. Spalding University:

    Our tribute to Muhmmad Ali has disappeared, please help us locate the red bicycle we hung from our University Center( formerly Columbia Gym) in Muhmmad Ali honor.

  5. Mira Rapp-Hooper:

    On one site, it has constructed a significant new area that was formerly under water and at another it has used land reclamation to add acreage to an existing island.

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