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Adverb: earlier ur-lee-u(r)
- Earlier in time; previously
"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";
- A comparative of 'soon' or 'early'
"came earlier than I expected";
- Before now
"why didn't you tell me earlier?";
- in the first place, in the beginning, to begin with, originally
- (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";
- 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"
- Being or occurring at an early stage of development
"in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
- Belonging to the distant past
"the early inhabitants of Europe";
- former, other
- Very young
"at an early age"
- (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"
- Expected in the near future
"look for an early end to the negotiations"
Possible typos and wrong spellings of the word earlier
aerlier eralier ealrier eariler earleir earlire
warlier sarlier darlier farlier rarlier 3arlier 4arlier eqrlier ewrlier esrlier exrlier ezrlier eaelier ea4lier ea5lier eatlier eaglier eaflier eadlier earkier eariier earoier earpier ear.ier ear,ier earluer earl8er earl9er earloer earller earlker earljer earliwr earlisr earlidr earlifr earlirr earli3r earli4r earliee earlie4 earlie5 earliet earlieg earlief earlied