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ear·ly

 (ûr′lē)
adj. ear·li·er, ear·li·est
1. 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.
2.
a. Of or belonging to a previous or remote period of time: the early inhabitants of the British Isles.
b. Of or belonging to an initial stage of development: an early form of life; an early computer.
3. Occurring, developing, or appearing before the expected or usual time: an early spring; an early retirement.
4. Maturing or developing relatively soon: an early variety of tomato.
5. Occurring in the near future: hoped for an early end to the negotiations.
adv. ear·lier, ear·liest
1.
a. 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.
b. At or near the beginning of the morning: She never used to get up so early.
2. At or during a remote or initial period: decided very early to go into medicine.
3. Before the expected or usual time: arrived at the meeting a few minutes early.
4. 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 in the movie, the main character loses his job.

[Middle English erli, from Old English ǣrlīce : ǣr, before; see ayer- in Indo-European roots + -līce, adv. suff.; see -ly2.]

ear′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.earlier - (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early; "a fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
early - 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"
Adv.1.earlier - earlier in timeearlier - earlier in time; previously; "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier"
2.earlier - comparatives of `soon' or `early'; "Come a little sooner, if you can"; "came earlier than I expected"
3.earlier - before now; "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"

earlier

adverb
1. before, previously For reasons mentioned earlier, I will not be able to attend.
2.
adjective previous, former, past, prior, preceding Earlier reports of gunshots have not been confirmed.

earlier

adjectiveadverb
1. At a time in the past:
2. Up to this time:
3. Until then:
Translations
dříve
tidligere
aikaisemmin
ranije
前に
더 일찍
tidigare
ก่อนหน้านั้น
sớm hơn

earlier

[ˈɜːrliər]
adj comparative
(= previous) [meeting] → précédent(e); [edition, report, idea] → antérieur(e)
at an earlier date → à une date antérieure
(= not so late) [time] → plus tôt
adv
(= not so late) → plus tôt
I ought to get up earlier → Je devrais me lever plus tôt.
I can't come any earlier → Je ne peux pas venir plus tôt.
earlier than → plus tôt que
She left earlier than us → Elle est partie plus tôt que nous.
(= some time ago) → tout à l'heure
I saw him earlier → Je l'ai vu tout à l'heure.
earlier this year → plus tôt dans l'année

earlier

adj comp of earlyfrüher; in earlier timesfrüher, in vergangenen Zeiten; at an earlier datefrüher, eher; in his/her earlier years he/she had …in jüngeren Jahren hatte er/sie …; her earlier dislike gave way to hatredaus ihrer anfänglichen Abneigung wurde Hass
adv earlier (on)früher; (= just now)vorhin; earlier (on) in the novelan einer früheren Stelle in dem Roman; this is what we talked about earlier (on)darüber haben wir vorhin schon gesprochen; her parents had died four years earlierihre Eltern waren vier Jahre früher or vorher or zuvor gestorben; earlier (on) todayheute (vor einigen Stunden); earlier (on) this month/yearfrüher in diesem Monat/in diesem Jahr; I cannot do it earlier than Thursdayich kann es nicht vor Donnerstag or eher als Donnerstag machen

earlier

مُبَكِّراً dříve tidligere früher νωρίτερα antes, más temprano aikaisemmin plus tôt ranije anteriormente 前に 더 일찍 vroeger tidligere wcześniej antecipadamente раньше tidigare ก่อนหน้านั้น daha önce sớm hơn 较早前

earlier

adj & adv (comp de early) más temprano; to go to bed earlier..acostarse más temprano