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
Words nearby early
Definition for early (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for early
Working two guided trips a summer could earn early guides enough to buy a few more cows and raise the quality of life of an entire extended family.
They pointed to an earlier message McCoy posted prior to his apology giving a different reason for deleting his post about obese people.
The earlier proposal called for a 25,599-square-foot building.Rehoboth theater supporters hopeful for approval of new buildings|Lou Chibbaro Jr.|February 23, 2021|Washington Blade
To find the case assignments that went to ineligible attorneys, we compared the assignment date to the earliest date that an attorney appeared on a list in any court in the state.Lawyers Who Were Ineligible to Handle Serious Criminal Charges Were Given Thousands of These Cases Anyway|by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor, and Agnel Philip, ProPublica|February 23, 2021|ProPublica
In the earlier cold snap, the grid was pushed to the limit and rolling blackouts swept the state, spurring an angry Legislature to order a study of what went wrong.“Power Companies Get Exactly What They Want”: How Texas Repeatedly Failed to Protect Its Power Grid Against Extreme Weather|by Jeremy Schwartz, Kiah Collier and Vianna Davila|February 22, 2021|ProPublica
When cities started adding chlorine to their water supplies, in the early 1900s, it set off public outcry.
It’s cool because Trenchmouth opened for Green Day in the early ‘90s in Wisconsin.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At first—it was the early stages of reporting—I was amused at having been so crassly underestimated.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Early on, the sexual protagonist complains that her Molson-drinking husband is pretty much an incompetent Neanderthal.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Detectives with a fugitive task force caught up with Polanco and a friend on a Bronx street in the early afternoon.
The "new world" was really found in the wonder-years of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
When his lordship retired early, as was his custom, the other men adjourned once more to the billiard-room.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In the early stages of chronic nephritis, when diagnosis is difficult, it is usually normal.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He was in early life a shipcarpenter, and subsequently American consul at Antwerp.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Hamo in alluding to the early cultivation of tobacco by the colony, says, that John Rolfe was the pioneer tobacco planter.
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