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ERSTWHILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does erstwhile mean? 

ERSTWHILE (adjective)
  The adjective ERSTWHILE has 1 sense:

1. belonging to some prior time

  Familiarity information: ERSTWHILE used as an adjective is very rare.


ERSTWHILE (adverb)
  The adverb ERSTWHILE has 1 sense:

1. at a previous time

  Familiarity information: ERSTWHILE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ERSTWHILE (adjective)


Sense 1erstwhile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Belonging to some prior time

Synonyms:

erstwhile; sometime; quondam; onetime; former; old

Context examples:

erstwhile friend / our former glory / the once capital of the state / her quondam lover

Similar:

past (earlier than the present time; no longer current)


ERSTWHILE (adverb)


Sense 1erstwhile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At a previous time

Synonyms:

erst; erstwhile; formerly; at one time; once

Context examples:

at one time he loved her / her erstwhile writing / she was a dancer once


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