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Synonyms for early
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. early(adj)

    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 tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

    Synonyms:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    New, latish, present(a), late, future, advanced(a), ripe, after-hours, Modern, advanced, posthumous, mid(a), past, intervening, old, middle, later(a), tardive, tardily, belatedly

  2. early(adj)

    being or occurring at an early stage of development

    "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"

    Synonyms:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    past, present(a), middle, New, mid(a), posthumous, advanced(a), late, future, tardive, ripe, latish, advanced, Modern, intervening, later(a), old, after-hours, belatedly, tardily

  3. early(a), former(a), other(a)(adj)

    belonging to the distant past

    "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times"

    Antonyms:
    ripe, advanced, future, advanced(a), intervening, present(a), late, mid(a), middle, posthumous, old, New, latish, Modern, later(a), past, tardive, after-hours, tardily, belatedly

  4. early(adj)

    very young

    "at an early age"

    Synonyms:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    middle, New, after-hours, ripe, latish, mid(a), past, old, advanced(a), tardive, late, advanced, present(a), Modern, future, intervening, later(a), posthumous, belatedly, tardily

  5. early(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    advanced, posthumous, mid(a), New, old, present(a), late, latish, advanced(a), Modern, future, ripe, middle, tardive, after-hours, intervening, later(a), past, tardily, belatedly

  6. early(adverb)

    expected in the near future

    "look for an early end to the negotiations"

    Synonyms:
    former(a), early(a), other(a)

    Antonyms:
    middle, later(a), old, advanced(a), late, present(a), latish, mid(a), tardive, after-hours, New, past, posthumous, intervening, advanced, ripe, future, Modern, belatedly, tardily

  7. early on, early(adverb)

    during an early stage

    "early on in her career"

    Synonyms:
    betimes, early on, too soon, ahead of time

    Antonyms:
    later(a), old, late, present(a), after-hours, future, New, ripe, latish, middle, mid(a), advanced, Modern, advanced(a), past, posthumous, intervening, tardive, tardily, belatedly

  8. early, ahead of time, too soon(adverb)

    before the usual time or the time expected

    "she graduated early"; "the house was completed ahead of time"

    Synonyms:
    betimes, early on, ahead of time, too soon

    Antonyms:
    New, future, Modern, later(a), tardive, middle, advanced(a), mid(a), present(a), advanced, late, ripe, past, latish, after-hours, old, posthumous, intervening, tardily, belatedly

  9. early, betimes(adverb)

    in good time

    "he awoke betimes that morning"

    Synonyms:
    betimes, early on, ahead of time, too soon

    Antonyms:
    New, later(a), mid(a), advanced, latish, past, middle, intervening, Modern, ripe, late, present(a), old, posthumous, after-hours, advanced(a), future, tardive, belatedly, tardily

Wiktionary

  1. early(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    prematurely, premature, first

    Antonyms:
    tardily, late

  2. early(adjective)

    At a time in advance of the usual or expected event.

    We finished the project an hour sooner than scheduled, so we left early.

    Synonyms:
    prematurely, premature, first

    Antonyms:
    late, tardily

  3. early(adjective)

    Arriving a time before expected; sooner than on-time.

    Synonyms:
    first, premature

    Antonyms:
    late

  4. early(adjective)

    Near the start or beginning.

    Synonyms:
    premature, first

    Antonyms:
    late

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. early

    Synonyms:
    soon, betimes, forward, shortly, quickly, ere long, anon, matutinal, beforehand

    Antonyms:
    late, tardily, backward, vespertinal, belated

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. early(a.)

    Synonyms:
    timely, seasonable, in season, not late

  2. early(a.)

    Synonyms:
    forward, premature

  3. early(a.)

    Synonyms:
    at dawn, at day-break, at the opening of day

  4. early(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    soon, betimes, seasonably, in good season, in good time

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. early(a)

    Synonyms:
    seasonable, timely, forehanded, premature

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How to use early in a sentence?

  1. Yuna Park:

    The won cut some of early gains as Shanghai shares opened sharply lower, and investors were wary of the BOJ's decision.

  2. P Barnum:

    Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now.

  3. Stuart Cook:

    These results give us a detailed understanding of the molecular basis for dilated cardiomyopathy, we can use this information to screen patients' relatives to identify those at risk of developing the disease, and help them to manage their condition early.

  4. David Yepsen:

    It's a crowded field to begin with and it's almost as if, within the Republican contest, there are some early sub-primaries: Who is going to be the establishment candidate? Who is going to be the social conservative candidate?

  5. Nick Miller:

    We don’t want to conflict with one of the other early states and land on their dates.


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