Formerly

  • 1 formerly — for‧mer‧ly [ˈfɔːməli ǁ ˈfɔːrmərli] adverb in the past: • She was formerly the company s chief financial officer. * * * formerly UK US /ˈfɔːməli/ adverb ► in the past: »Two companies formerly traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market began NYSE trading… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 formerly — 1580s, from FORMER (Cf. former) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). A Middle English word for this was andersith formerly, at former times (early 14c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Formerly — For mer*ly, adv. In time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 formerly — index heretofore, theretofore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 formerly — [adv] previously in time or order aforetime, already, anciently, at one time, away back, a while back, back, back when*, before, before now, before this, down memory lane*, earlier, eons ago*, erewhile, erstwhile, heretofore, in former times, in… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 formerly — ► ADVERB ▪ in the past …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 formerly — [fôr′mər lē] adv. at or in a former or earlier time; in the past …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 formerly — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)mə(r)li[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group, ADV before v If something happened or was true formerly, it happened or was true in the past. He had formerly been in the Navy. ...east Germany s formerly state controlled companies …

    English dictionary

  • 9 formerly — adv. Formerly is used with these adjectives: ↑prosperous, ↑secret Formerly is used with these verbs: ↑call, ↑know, ↑own …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 formerly — for|mer|ly [ˈfo:məli US ˈfo:rmərli] adv in earlier times = ↑previously ▪ Kiribati, formerly known as the Gilbert Islands ▪ This elegant hotel was formerly a castle …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 formerly — for|mer|ly [ fɔrmərli ] adverb ** in the past: Mr. Jones was formerly a partner in a New York firm. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 formerly */*/ — UK [ˈfɔː(r)mə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈfɔrmərlɪ] adverb in the past Mr Owen was formerly a partner in a London firm. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon …

    English dictionary

  • 13 formerly — /fawr meuhr lee/, adv. 1. in time past; in an earlier period or age; previously: a custom formerly observed. 2. Obs. in time just past; just now. [1580 90; FORMER1 + LY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 formerly — adverb in earlier times: Peru was formerly ruled by the Spanish. compare latterly …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 formerly — adverb this is Mr. Kane, formerly of Kane Industries Syn: previously, earlier, before, until now/then, hitherto, née, once, once upon a time, at one time, in the past; formal heretofore …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 formerly — adverb Date: 1534 1. at an earlier time ; previously 2. obsolete just before …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 formerly — adverb a) at some time in the past b) previously; once …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 formerly — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. before now, some time ago, once, in the past, once upon a time, already, in former times, previously, earlier, time out of mind, in the early days, centuries ago, eons ago, anciently, in the old days, in olden times,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 formerly — for·mer·ly || fÉ”rmÉ™lɪ / fɔːm adv. previously; in the past, in former times, in previous days …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 formerly — ær …

    English to the Old English