What does sooner mean?

Definitions for sooner
ˈsu nərsoon·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oklahoman, Sooner(adverb)

    a native or resident of Oklahoma

  2. sooner, earlier(adverb)

    comparatives of `soon' or `early'

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

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. sooner(Adverb)

    rather.

    I would sooner die than marry you!

  2. Sooner(Noun)

    A native or resident of the American state of Oklahoma; a sports competitor representing the University of Oklahoma.

  3. Sooner(Noun)

    One who crossed into Indian territory before the official opening of settlement, in order to obtain land sooner.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sooner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3662

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sooner' in Adverbs Frequency: #304

Anagrams for sooner »

  1. nooser, sonero

How to pronounce sooner?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sooner in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sooner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sooner in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Mead:

    Our treatment of both older people and children reflects the value we place on independence and autonomy. We do our best to make our children independent from birth. We leave them all alone in rooms with the lights out and tell them, Go to sleep by yourselves. And the old people we respect most are the ones who will fight for their independence, who would sooner starve to death than ask for help.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    We think that some of the governors will be in really good shape to open up even sooner than that. We'll speak to them. But we're all set and we're counting on the governors to do a great job, others are going to have to take a longer period of time until they're in a position to say,' We're ready to go.' And that's OK. We understand that. Some of the governors have a very tough situation.

  3. Zig Ziglar:

    This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.

  4. Roger Wicker:

    This gives us essentially everything we've asked for and it does it sooner, it is a huge win.

  5. Dick Pound:

    I'm not sure they( WADA) realized they had the muscle until we got our teeth into some reliable evidence and followed up on it and came out with a report with recommendations, maybe that's the new WADA. Maybe we could have gotten there sooner if we had known how to deal with the kind of information that was coming from whistle blowers.

Images & Illustrations of sooner

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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. humility
    • B. scrutiny
    • C. confectionery
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