2. RELATIVE TIME; Time with reference to an effect or purpose
[Nouns] earliness; morning [more].
prematurity, precocity, precipitation, anticipation; a stitch in time.
[Verbs] be early, be beforehand; keep time, take time by the forelock, anticipate, forestall; have the start, gain the start; steal a march upon; gain time, draw on futurity; bespeak, secure, engage, preengage.
[Adjectives] early, prime, forward; prompt (active) [more]; summary.
premature, precipitate, precocious; prevenient, anticipatory; rath.
suddenly (instantaneously) [more]; before one can say "Jack Robinson", at short notice, extempore; on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion [Bacon]; at once; on the spot, on the instant; at sight; offhand, out of hand; a' vue d'oeil; straight, straightway, straightforth; forthwith, incontinently, summarily, immediately, briefly, shortly, quickly, speedily, apace, before the ink is dry, almost immediately, presently at the first opportunity, in no long time, by and by, in a while, directly.