Definitions for Early
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Early.
at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
"early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
being or occurring at an early stage of development
"in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
early(a), former(a), other(a)adjective
belonging to the distant past
"the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times"
"at an early age"
of an early stage in the development of a language or literature
"the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700"
expected in the near future
"look for an early end to the negotiations"
early on, earlyadverb
during an early stage
"early on in her career"
early, ahead of time, too soonadverb
before the usual time or the time expected
"she graduated early"; "the house was completed ahead of time"
in good time
"he awoke betimes that morning"
A shift (scheduled work period) that takes place early in the day.
At a time before expected; sooner than usual.
We finished the project an hour sooner than scheduled, so we left early.
At a time in advance of the usual or expected event.
Arriving a time before expected; sooner than on-time.
Near the start or beginning.
Etymology: From erly, erli, ærlice, from ær + adverbial suffix -lice. Cognate with Old Norse árla (> Danish and Norwegian årle, Swedish arla)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Soon with respect to something else: as, in the morning, with respect to the sun; in time, with respect to creation; in the season, in comparison with other products.
Etymology: ær, Saxon, before.
I am a tainted wether of the flock,
Meetest for death: the weakest kind of fruit
Drops earliest to the ground, and so let me. William Shakespeare.
It is a curiosity to have several fruits upon one tree; and the more when some of them come early, and some come late, so that you may have upon the same tree ripe fruits all Summer. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 501.
God made all the world, that he might be worshipped in some parts of the world; and therefore, in the first and most early times of the church, what care did he manifest to have such places erected to his honour? Robert South, Sermons.
And yet my numbers please the rural throng,
Rough satyrs dance, and Pan approves the song;
The nymphs, forsaking ev’ry cave and spring,
Their early fruit and milk-white turtles bring. Alexander Pope.
Sickness is early old age: it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future. Alexander Pope.
Oh soul of honour!
Oh early heroe! Edmund Smith, Phædra and Hippolitus.
Etymology: from the adjective.
Early before the morn with crimson ray
The windows of bright heav’n opened had. Fairy Queen.
None in more languages can show
Those arts, which you so early know. Edmund Waller.
The princess makes her issue like herself, by instilling early into their minds religion, virtue and honour. Joseph Addison, Freehol.
soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early
in advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit
coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc
Etymology: [OE. erli, erliche, AS. rlce; r sooner + lc like. See Ere, and Like.]
Early is a city located in Brown County in west-central Texas. The population was 2,762 at the 2010 census. It is named for Walter U. Early, who donated land for the schools. It is home to the Early Independent School District and the Heartland Mall.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ėr′li, adj. in good season: at or near the beginning of the day: relating to the beginning: happening in the near future.—adv. near the beginning: soon.—n. Ear′liness.—Early and late, at all times; Early bird, an early riser; Early English (archit.), generally applied to the form of Gothic in which the pointed arch was first employed in Britain. The Early English succeeded the Norman towards the end of the 12th century, and merged into the Decorated at the end of the 13th.—Keep early hours, to rise and go to bed betimes; Small and early (coll.), applied to evening parties; The early bird catches the worm, a proverb in favour of early rising. [A.S. árlíce—ǽr, before.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Early' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #311
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Early' in Written Corpus Frequency: #794
Rank popularity for the word 'Early' in Adverbs Frequency: #124
Rank popularity for the word 'Early' in Adjectives Frequency: #18
The numerical value of Early in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Early in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Fanta, Sprite and Coca Cola have arguably and consistently been the most widely consumed beverages in Nigeria. The spectrum of consumption is also perhaps the widest, with consumption starting as early as age four and far into adult years. the Ministry of Health communique could not be more clear that there is no issue with the safety of Fanta and Sprite.
We are already seeing a shortage of applicants for open positions, there have been a number of individuals who have taken early retirement, and this past year certainly was a contributing factor.
There will be some additional cost for running ROCA, which I believe will soon be commercially available, we need to wait till later this year to make a decision about screening for ovarian cancer – we will then have the final results of whether by picking up the cancers early we were able to save lives of women in UKCTOCS.
Most school-going children have nothing to do because schools are closed. That is pushing them into early marriages.
But you would expect that to have affected numbers during the early 2000s. We saw it change later, and we don't know why. That would be a fascinating area for future research.
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Translations for Early
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- مُبَكِّرًا, باكرArabic
- рана, ранніBelarusian
- рано, ранен, преждевремененBulgarian
- aviat, d'horaCatalan, Valencian
- brzy, časný, raný, časněCzech
- plygeinwaith, yn fore, cynnarWelsh
- früh, verfrüht, frühzeitigGerman
- frua, frueEsperanto
- primero, temprano, prematuro, precozSpanish
- vara, varajaneEstonian
- varhainen, varhain, ajoissa, aikainen, aikaisin, ennenaikainen, [[hyväFinnish
- árla, snimmaFaroese
- de bonne heure, ancien, tôt, avanceFrench
- ierWestern Frisian
- luath, mochIrish
- tràthailScottish Gaelic
- शीघ्र, जल्दी, सवेरेHindi
- korán, koraiHungarian
- presto, iniziale, anticipato, precoce, anticipata, primo, anticipoItalian
- 初期, 早い, 早期Japanese
- ადრეული, ადრეGeorgian
- 이르다, 빨리, 빠르다, 일찍Korean
- praecox, matutinusLatin
- fréiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ankstyvas, anksti, ankstusLithuanian
- agri, agrsLatvian
- ранен, раноMacedonian
- początkowy, wczesny, wcześniePolish
- cedo, inicial, adiantado, precocePortuguese
- devreme, timpuriuRomanian
- ранний, раноRussian
- rano, рани, rani, раноSerbo-Croatian
- včas, skoro, zavčasu, raný, čoskoro, včasnýSlovak
- zgódaj, zgodenSlovene
- i hershëmAlbanian
- tidig, tidigtSwedish
- แต่วัน, เนิ่น, เนิ่นๆThai
- irki, irTurkmen
- рано, завчасно, завчасний, раннійUkrainian
- ban đầu, sớm, đầu mùaVietnamese
- gölo, gölik, gölikoVolapük
- timpe, di boune eure, toitWalloon
- פֿרי, באלדיקYiddish
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