What does earlier mean?

Definitions for earlier
ear·li·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word earlier.

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?

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    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

How to say earlier in sign language?

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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. Flor Edwards:

    If you leave, you were basically doomed and you were probably going to die even earlier.

  2. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay:

    The speaker himself has pointed to possible solutions, he himself has said in earlier rulings we should not be bound by precedent, you can have the same motion but where the circumstances have changed.

  3. Elisabetta Lusso:

    Since this is a new technique, we took extra steps to show that this method gives us reliable results, we showed that results from our technique match up with those from supernova measurements over the last 9 billion years, giving us confidence that our results are reliable at even earlier times.

  4. Laura Rosella:

    It is important to note that people with extra body weight overall also tend to have extra weight in the midsection – so achieving a healthy body weight should be a priority, the message that is important for young people is that the earlier excess weight starts to accumulate, the early it starts negatively affecting your metabolic risk for many diseases, including kidney disease.

  5. Ronan Farrow:

    I walked into the door at the New Yorker with an explosive reportable piece that should have been public earlier, and immediately the New Yorker recognized that, and it is not accurate to say that it was not reportable. In fact, there were multiple determinations that it was reportable at NBC.

Images & Illustrations of earlier

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