Definitions for earliness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ear•lyˈɜr li(adv.; adj.)-li•er, -li•est.

  1. (adv.)in or during the first part of a period of time, course of action, or series of events:

    early in the year.

  2. in the early part of the morning:

    to get up early.

  3. before the usual or appointed time; ahead of time.

  4. far back in time:

    The Greeks early learned to navigate.

  5. (adj.)occurring in the first part of a period of time, course of action, or series of events:

    an early hour of the day.

  6. occurring before the usual or appointed time:

    an early dinner.

  7. belonging to a period far back in time.

  8. occurring in the near future:

    I look forward to an early reply.

  9. Hort. appearing or maturing before most others of its type:

    early apples.

    Category: Botany

Idioms for early:

  1. early on,not long after the beginning.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of early:

bef. 950; ME erlich (adj.), erliche (adv.), OE ǣrlīc, ǣrlīce


Ear•lyˈɜr li(n.)

  1. Jubal Anderson, 1816–94, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. earliness(noun)

    quality of coming early or earlier in time


  1. earliness(Noun)

    The condition of being early

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earliness(noun)

    the state of being early or forward; promptness

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