Definition of EARLY

Adjective : EARLY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer" ;

  • 3. (

    ) belonging to the distant past; "the early inhabitants of Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times" ;

  • 4. (

    ) very young; "at an early age" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) expected in the near future; "look for an early end to the negotiations" ;

Adverb : EARLY

Source: WordNet 3.1

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