adverb, ear·li·er, ear·li·est.
adjective, ear·li·er, ear·li·est.
noun, plural ear·lies.
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Idioms for early
Origin of early
OTHER WORDS FROM earlyear·li·ness, noun
Definition for early (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for early
Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In 2007, Huckabee said he stood by these earlier remarks, but would phrase them differently.
He was also a charismatic, telegenic speaker with a face improved by plastic surgery several years earlier.
An F-35 was destroyed on takeoff earlier in the year when a design flaw in its Pratt & Whitney F135 engine sparked a fire.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pilot had earlier called air-traffic control reporting heavy clouds and asked to move up to 38,000 feet from 32,000 feet.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The reformers of the earlier period were not indifferent to the need for centralized organization in the banking system.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
But a little earlier still, to be an Infidel was to be an outlaw, subject to the penalty of death.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The poverty of earlier days was the outcome of the insufficiency of human labor to meet the primal needs of human kind.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
His lordship during the earlier part of his reign never came near Walls End Castle.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The explanation of his mysterious earlier moods offered itself with a clarity that was ghastly.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for early
adjective -lier or -liest
Derived forms of earlyearliness, noun
Word Origin for early
Idioms and Phrases with early
In addition to the idioms beginning with early
- early bird catches the worm
- early on
- early to bed, early to rise (makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise)
- bright and early