Having previously been a particular thing
A person or thing that forms something
the former Bishop of London
(A substance containing) an atom which can become part of the network of atoms (chiefly silicon and oxygen) in a glass.
A landlocked republic in the Balkans; population 2,066,700 (est. 2009); official language, Macedonian; capital, Skopje. Formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia, Macedonia became independent after a referendum in 1991. Also called Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia