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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. soonest, earliest(adverb)

    with the least delay

    "the soonest I can arrive is 3 P.M."

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'earliest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4802

Anagrams for earliest »

  1. ateliers

  2. Aleister

  3. realties

  4. e-tailers

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earliest in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earliest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of earliest in a Sentence

  1. William Bottke:

    In a sense, the asteroid belt has been an eyewitness to multiple 'drive-by shootings' from the earliest time in solar system history, by reading the traces left behind, we can use asteroid samplesto tell us who did it, when they did it and how they did it.

  2. Bhairavi Desai:

    Drivers have been among the earliest people to be exposed to Covid, we've lost so many drivers.

  3. Jonathan Green:

    Targeting the earliest risk markers of autism, such as lack of attention or reduced social interest or engagement, during the first year of life may lessen the development of these symptoms later.

  4. Julia Farley:

    This unique find is of international importance. It dates to around 400–250 BC, and is probably the earliest Iron Age gold work ever discovered in Britain, the torcs were probably worn by wealthy and powerful women, perhaps people from the continent who had married into the local community. Piecing together how these objects came to be carefully buried in a Staffordshire field will give us an invaluable insight into life in Iron Age Britain.

  5. Annamaria Cattaneo:

    This study moves us a step closer to providing personalized antidepressant treatment at the earliest signs of depression.

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