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"
being or occurring at an early stage of development
"in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
early(a), former(a), other(a)(adj)
belonging to the distant past
"the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times"
"at an early age"
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"
expected in the near future
"look for an early end to the negotiations"
early on, early(adverb)
during an early stage
"early on in her career"
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"
in good time
"he awoke betimes that morning"
At a time in advance of the usual or expected event.
We finished the project an hour sooner than scheduled, so we left early.
Arriving a time before expected; sooner than on-time.
Near the start or beginning.
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List of paraphrases for "early":
beginning, earlier, soon, sooner, premature, first, rapid, precocious, principles, initial, start, prompt, quickly, rapidly, prematurely, quick, speedy, commencement, onset, advance, korai, timely, fast, promptly, preliminary, dawn, anticipated, swift, young, expeditious, expeditiously, initially
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How to use early in a sentence?
The won cut some of early gains as Shanghai shares opened sharply lower, and investors were wary of the BOJ's decision.
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.
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.
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?
We don’t want to conflict with one of the other early states and land on their dates.
Translations for early
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- مُبَكِّرًا, باكرArabic
- рана, ранніBelarusian
- рано, ранен, преждевремененBulgarian
- aviat, d'horaCatalan, Valencian
- brzy, časný, raný, časněCzech
- plygeinwaith, yn fore, cynnarWelsh
- früh, verfrüht, frühzeitigGerman
- frua, frueEsperanto
- primero, temprano, prematuro, precozSpanish
- vara, varajaneEstonian
- varhainen, varhain, ajoissa, aikainen, aikaisin, ennenaikainen, [[hyväFinnish
- árla, snimmaFaroese
- de bonne heure, ancien, tôt, avanceFrench
- ierWestern Frisian
- luath, mochIrish
- tràthailScottish Gaelic
- शीघ्र, जल्दी, सवेरेHindi
- korán, koraiHungarian
- presto, iniziale, anticipato, precoce, anticipata, primo, anticipoItalian
- 初期, 早い, 早期Japanese
- ადრეული, ადრეGeorgian
- 이르다, 빨리, 빠르다, 일찍Korean
- praecox, matutinusLatin
- fréiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ankstyvas, anksti, ankstusLithuanian
- agri, agrsLatvian
- ранен, раноMacedonian
- początkowy, wczesny, wcześniePolish
- cedo, inicial, adiantado, precocePortuguese
- devreme, timpuriuRomanian
- ранний, раноRussian
- rano, рани, rani, раноSerbo-Croatian
- včas, skoro, zavčasu, raný, čoskoro, včasnýSlovak
- zgódaj, zgodenSlovene
- i hershëmAlbanian
- tidig, tidigtSwedish
- แต่วัน, เนิ่น, เนิ่นๆThai
- irki, irTurkmen
- рано, завчасно, завчасний, раннійUkrainian
- ban đầu, sớm, đầu mùaVietnamese
- gölo, gölik, gölikoVolapük
- timpe, di boune eure, toitWalloon
- פֿרי, באלדיקYiddish
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