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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • adj. Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events: in the early morning; scored two runs in the early innings.
  • adj. Of or belonging to a previous or remote period of time: the early inhabitants of the British Isles.
  • adj. Of or belonging to an initial stage of development: an early form of life; an early computer.
  • adj. Occurring, developing, or appearing before the expected or usual time: an early spring; an early retirement.
  • adj. Maturing or developing relatively soon: an early variety of tomato.
  • adj. Occurring in the near future: Observers predicted an early end to the negotiations.
  • ad. Near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events: departed early in the day; scored important victories early in the campaign.
  • ad. At or near the beginning of the morning: She never used to get up so early.
  • ad. At or during a remote or initial period: decided very early to go into medicine.
  • ad. Before the expected or usual time: arrived at the meeting a few minutes early.
  • ad. Soon in relation to others of its kind: a rose that was cultivated to bloom early.
  • idiom. early on At an early stage or point: "Early on, [he] found that being honest and being funny were almost the same thing” ( Maureen Orth).
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • adj. At a time in advance of the usual or expected event.
  • adj. Arriving a time before expected; sooner than on-time.
  • adj. Near the start or beginning.
  • ad. At a time before expected; sooner than usual.
  • n. A shift (scheduled work period) that takes place early in the day.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • ad. Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes.
  • adj. In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late
  • adj. Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Near the initial point of some reckoning in time; in or during the first part or period of some division of time, or of some course or procedure: as, come early; early in the day, or in the century; early in his career.
  • Synonyms Early, Soon, Betimes. Early is relative, and notes occurrence before some fixed or usual time, or before the course of time had far advanced beyond that point: as, he rose early (that is, he rose before the usual time of rising, or before the day had advanced far); he came early in the evening (that is, before the evening was far advanced); while in “come early” the meaning may be only “do not be late in your coming, or do not delay your coming beyond the set or accustomed time.” Soon means shortly, or in a short time after the present or some fixed point of time: as, come soon; he left soon after my arrival. Betimes (by time) means in good time for some specific object or all useful purposes: as, he rose betimes.
  • Pertaining to the first part or period of some division of time, or of some course in time; being at or near the beginning of the portion of time indicated or concerned: as, an early hour; early manhood; the early times of the church.
  • Appearing or occurring in advance of, or at or near the beginning of, some appointed, usual, or well-understood date, epoch, season, or event; being before the usual time: as, an early riser; early fruit; early (that is, premature) decay; early marriage.
  • Occurring in the near future: as, I shall take an early opportunity of calling on you; the petitioners asked that a meeting be called at an early date.
  • In embryology, very young; very recently formed: as, an early embryo.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • ad. before the usual time or the time expected
  • adj. of an early stage in the development of a language or literature
  • ad. in good time
  • adj. belonging to the distant past
  • adj. being or occurring at an early stage of development
  • ad. during an early stage
  • adj. very young
  • adj. at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
  • adj. expected in the near future
  • Equivalent
    old    past    rude    archaic    embryotic    embryonic    precocious    young    new    inchoate   
    late    tardily   
    Cross Reference
    earlier    earliest   
    Words with the same meaning
    soon    seasonably    betimes    seasonable    forward    not late    timely    rathe    auroral    matutinal   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Adderley    Curley    Hurley    Shirley    burley    burly    curly    erly    girlie    hurley   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    late    new    wonderful