Definitions for "Former"
Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned.
the first of two or the first mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the former is remembered today"
A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped.
A type of mould or 3D pattern used to create a repeatable shape in any material that can be shaped on or around the Former.
belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover"
Keywords:  pressable, mdf, furnish, mill, mat
MDF mill equipment that forms the furnish into a pressable mat.
Rope making equipment which combines and twists several yarns into a single strand.
Keywords:  bulkhead, see
Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument.
Keywords:  soviet, union
Soviet Union 65.3
of the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times"
Keywords:  silica, melted, sand, cooled, basic
A former is any basic material that can be melted and then cooled to form glass. The most common former is silica, a substance found in sand.
Keywords:  creator, maker, one
One who forms; a maker; a creator.
Keywords:  coil, cylinder, wound, speaker, voice
The cylinder portion of a speaker's voice coil; the wire is wound around this cylinder to form a coil.
(used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
Keywords:  die, cutting
A cutting die.
Same as form.