[adv] before the usual time or the time expected; "she graduated early"; "the house was completed ahead of time"
[adv] in good time; "he awoke betimes that morning"
[adv] during an early stage; "early on in her career"
[adj] 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"
[adj] being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
[adj] (linguistics) 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"
[adj] very young; "at an early age"
[adj] expected in the near future; "look for an early end to the negotiations"
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aboriginal, advance(a), ahead of time, archaean, archaeozoic, archaic, archean, archeozoic, azoic, baby, beforehand(p), beginning(a), betimes, crude, earlier, earliest, early on, earlyish, embryo(a), embryonic, embryotic, future, immature, in embryo, inch
a priori, advanced, ages ago, ahead, ahead of time, already, anachronistic, ancient, anciently, antecedent, antedated, antediluvian, anterior, anticipative, anticipatory, antiquated, antique, away back, back, backward, before, before all, beforehand, befo