Early

[ur-lee]

noun

Ju·bal Anderson [joo-buh l] /ˈdʒu bəl/, 1816–94, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

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British Dictionary definitions for jubal early

early

adjective -lier or -liest

before the expected or usual time
occurring in or characteristic of the first part of a period or sequence
occurring in or characteristic of a period far back in time
occurring in the near future
at the earliest not before the time or date mentioned
early days too soon to tell how things will turn out

adverb -lier

before the expected or usual time
near the first part of a period or sequenceI was talking to him earlier
Derived Formsearliness, noun

Word Origin for early

Old English ǣrlīce, from ǣr ere + -līce -ly ²; related to Old Norse arliga
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Word Origin and History for jubal early

early

adv.

Old English ærlic "early," from ær "soon, ere" (see ere) + -lice, adverbial suffix (see -ly (2)). Cf. Old Norse arliga "early." The early bird of the proverb is from 1670s. Related: Earlier; earliest.

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Idioms and Phrases with jubal early

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)

also see:

  • bright and early
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