Definitions for soonerˈsu nər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sooner
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who settles on government land before it is legally opened to settlers in order to gain the choice of location.
Origin of sooner:
a native or inhabitant of Oklahoma (the Soon′er State`) (used as a nickname).
a native or resident of Oklahoma
comparatives of `soon' or `early'
"Come a little sooner, if you can"; "came earlier than I expected"
preferably, sooner, rather(adverb)
more readily or willingly
"clean it well, preferably with warm water"; "I'd rather be in Philadelphia"; "I'd sooner die than give up"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
indicates sth happens immediately after sth else
No sooner had he arrived than he noticed something was wrong.
indicates you think sth should happen or be done as quickly as possible
The sooner we have a new president, the better.
indicates you think sth will definitely happen or be done
Sooner or later he's going to get himself in trouble.
I would sooner die than marry you!
A native or resident of the American state of Oklahoma; a sports competitor representing the University of Oklahoma.
One who crossed into Indian territory before the official opening of settlement, in order to obtain land sooner.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sooner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3662
Rank popularity for the word 'sooner' in Adverbs Frequency: #304
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