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Former vs Aforesaid - What's the difference?

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Former is a related term of aforesaid.


As adjectives the difference between former and aforesaid

is that former is previous while aforesaid is of a previously stated list, the earlier of the list items, usually the first in two or three mentioned list items.

As a noun former

is someone who forms something; a maker; a creator or founder.

former

English

Alternative forms

* (l)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) former, comparative of . Parallel to (m) (via Latin), as comparative form from same Proto-Indo-European root. Related to (m) and (m) (thence (m)), from Proto-Germanic.

Adjective

(-)
  • Previous.
  • :
  • *
  • *:At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitu├ęs, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  • (senseid) First of aforementioned two items. Used with the , often without a noun.
  • :
  • Synonyms
    * (previous) anterior, erstwhile, previous, prior, quondam, ex- * See also
    Antonyms
    * latter

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who forms something; a maker; a creator or founder.
  • Dave was the former of the company.
  • An object used to form something, such as a template, gauge, or cutting die.
  • ''The brick arch was built using a wooden former .
  • (chiefly, British, used in combinations) Someone in, or of, a certain form (class).
  • ''Fifth-former
    Sixth-former .
    Derived terms
    * pan former

    Statistics

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    Anagrams

    * reform ----

    aforesaid

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of a previously stated list, the earlier of the list items, usually the first in two or three mentioned list items.
  • Usage notes

    When it modifies a noun phrase, it is generally preceded by the definite article the'', and the combination functions as a determiner rather than a simple adjective. You can put it before a cardinal like ''the aforesaid two articles'' instead of ''the two aforesaid articles .

    Synonyms

    * abovementioned * aforementioned * mentioned * previously mentioned

    Antonyms

    * following