What does EARLIER mean?

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EARLIER

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earlier, earliest(adverb)

    (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early

    "a fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"

  2. earlier, before(adverb)

    earlier in time; previously

    "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier"

  3. sooner, earlier(adverb)

    comparatives of `soon' or `early'

    "Come a little sooner, if you can"; "came earlier than I expected"

  4. in the first place, earlier, in the beginning, to begin with, originally(adverb)

    before now

    "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"

Wiktionary

  1. earlier(Adverb)

    previously; before now; sooner

    I shall be late because I didn't start earlier.

  2. earlier(Adjective)

    occurring previously

    I shall be late because I missed the earlier train.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EARLIER' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1091

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EARLIER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #948

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EARLIER' in Adverbs Frequency: #103

How to pronounce EARLIER?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say EARLIER in sign language?

  1. earlier

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of EARLIER in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of EARLIER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of EARLIER in a Sentence

  1. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    Maybe a little earlier.

  2. Margaret Chan:

    We ought to have reacted far earlier.

  3. Nelveta Skyers:

    If I came earlier I would be gone already.

  4. Grace Huang:

    They could have done a lot more a lot earlier.

  5. Sarah Friend:

    I keep wondering, could we have found this earlier?

Images & Illustrations of EARLIER

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