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  Definition of early
  1. at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomat
  2. being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
  3. of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; "the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700"
  4. very young; "at an early age"
  5. expected in the near future; "look for an early end to the negotiations"
  6. before the usual time or the time expected; "she graduated early"; "the house was completed ahead of time"
  7. in good time; "he awoke betimes that morning"
  8. during an early stage; "early on in her career"
Similar Words: ahead of time, too soon, betimes, early on

 

See Also: first

 

Attributes: timing

 

Anagrams: relay, layer, Leary

 

Language Translations:
Basque: goizik   Breton: abred  
Bulgarian: ранен   Chinese:  
Esperanto: frue   Finnish: aikaisin  
French: tôt   Greek: νωρίς  
Hungarian: korán   Icelandic: snemma  
Ido: frue   Italian: presto  
Japanese: 早く   Korean: 일찍  
Polish: wcześnie   Portuguese: cedo  
Russian: рано   Serbian: rano  
Slovak: skorý   Slovene: zgodaj  
Spanish: temprano   Swedish: tidigt  
Turkish: erken   Welsh: cynnar  
 
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