What does formerly mean?

Definitions for formerly
ˈfɔr mər lifor·mer·ly

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

How to pronounce formerly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say formerly in sign language?

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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

Examples of formerly in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:

    What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good--the atavism of a more ancient ideal.

  3. Arabic Proverb:

    Riches disclose in a man?s character the bad qualities formerly concealed in his poverty.

  4. Marcus Hicks:

    What concerns me most specifically is al Qaeda, because I believe that al Qaeda-associated threats here, so al Shabaab and JNIM and the other offshoots of formerly known as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, are taking direction from al Qaeda core and are sort of walking through the al Qaeda playbook to develop clandestine infrastructure, and I think they have a disciplined, patient approach to building a base that will allow them to form a caliphate when the time is right.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of formerly

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