Definition for early

adjective as in in the early part of the morning

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Working two guided trips a summer could earn early guides enough to buy a few more cows and raise the quality of life of an entire extended family.

They pointed to an earlier message McCoy posted prior to his apology giving a different reason for deleting his post about obese people.

The earlier proposal called for a 25,599-square-foot building.

To find the case assignments that went to ineligible attorneys, we compared the assignment date to the earliest date that an attorney appeared on a list in any court in the state.

In the earlier cold snap, the grid was pushed to the limit and rolling blackouts swept the state, spurring an angry Legislature to order a study of what went wrong.

When cities started adding chlorine to their water supplies, in the early 1900s, it set off public outcry.

It’s cool because Trenchmouth opened for Green Day in the early ‘90s in Wisconsin.

At first—it was the early stages of reporting—I was amused at having been so crassly underestimated.

Early on, the sexual protagonist complains that her Molson-drinking husband is pretty much an incompetent Neanderthal.

Detectives with a fugitive task force caught up with Polanco and a friend on a Bronx street in the early afternoon.

The "new world" was really found in the wonder-years of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

When his lordship retired early, as was his custom, the other men adjourned once more to the billiard-room.

In the early stages of chronic nephritis, when diagnosis is difficult, it is usually normal.

He was in early life a shipcarpenter, and subsequently American consul at Antwerp.

Hamo in alluding to the early cultivation of tobacco by the colony, says, that John Rolfe was the pioneer tobacco planter.


On this page you'll find 169 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to early, such as: fresh, initial, new, previous, recent, and a bit previous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.