Definitions for formerlyˈfɔr mər li

This page provides all 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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