Early

  • 21early — ear|ly1 W1S1 [ˈə:li US ˈə:rli] adj comparative earlier superlative earliest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(first part)¦ 2¦(before usual)¦ 3¦(beginning)¦ 4¦(new thing)¦ 5 the early hours 6 an early start 7 at/from an early age …

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  • 22early — ear|ly1 [ ɜrli ] adverb *** 1. ) before the usual or expected time: I don t get up very early. The flight arrived ten minutes early. 2. ) near the beginning of a period of time: Let s meet again early next week. early in: These simple plants… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 23early — [[t]ɜ͟ː(r)li[/t]] ♦ earlier, earliest 1) ADV GRADED: ADV after v Early means before the usual time that a particular event or activity happens. I knew I had to get up early... Why do we have to go to bed so early? Ant …

    English dictionary

  • 24early — 1 adjective 1 NEAR THE BEGINNING near to the beginning of a day, year, someone s life etc: We ve booked two weeks holiday in early May. | Her early life was miserably unhappy. | in the early days (=at the beginning of a process, project etc): In… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25early */*/*/ — I UK [ˈɜː(r)lɪ] / US [ˈɜrlɪ] adjective Word forms early : adjective early comparative earlier superlative earliest 1) [usually before noun] near the beginning of a period of time In the early 1980s, several thousand jobs were lost. The… …

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  • 26early — adj., adv., & n. adj. & adv. (earlier, earliest) 1 before the due, usual, or expected time (was early for my appointment; the train arrived early). 2 a not far on in the day or night, or in time (early evening; at the earliest opportunity). b… …

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  • 27early on — adverb during an early stage early on in her career • Syn: ↑early * * * adverb 1. Britain : at or during an early stage (as in a process) the reasons were obvious early on in the experiment 2 …

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  • 28Early B — Infobox musical artist Name = Early B Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = solo singer Birth name = Earlando Arrington Neil Alias = The Doctor Born = 1956 Died = November 9, 1994 Origin = flagicon|Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica Instrument =… …

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  • 29early — earliness, n. /err lee/, adv., earlier, earliest, adj., earlier, earliest, n., pl. earlies. adv. 1. in or during the first part of a period of time, a course of action, a series of events, etc.: early in the year. 2. in the early part of the… …

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  • 30early*/*/*/ — [ˈɜːli] adj I 1) near the beginning of a period of time Ant: late the early 19th century[/ex] Julia is in her early thirties.[/ex] It s too early to say what will happen.[/ex] 2) before the time that something usually happens or is expected to… …

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  • 31early — /ˈɜli / (say erlee) adverb (earlier, earliest) 1. in or during the first part of some division of time, or of some course or series: early in the year. 2. before the usual or appointed time; in good time: come early. 3. far back in time.… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 32Early — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Patronyme 2 Prénom 3 Pseudo …

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  • 33early — I. adverb (earlier; est) Etymology: Middle English erly, from Old English ǣrlīce, from ǣr early, soon more at ere Date: before 12th century 1. a. near the beginning of a period of time < awoke early in the morning > b. near the beginning of a&#8230; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 34early — ear•ly [[t]ˈɜr li[/t]] adv. and adj. li•er, li•est. 1) in or during the first part of a period of time, course of action, or series of events: early in the year[/ex] 2) in the early part of the morning: to get up early[/ex] 3) before the usual or …

    From formal English to slang

  • 35Early — Recorded in the spellings of O Loughrey, Loughrey, Deloughrey, Early and Erley, this is an Irish surname of some very confused origins. Originally recorded almost entirely in the province of Ulster, it is believed to derive from several sources.&#8230; …

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  • 36early — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, seem ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ …

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  • 37early — 1. adjective 1) early copies of the book Syn: advance, forward; initial, preliminary, first; pilot, trial Ant: late 2) an early death Syn: untimely …

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  • 38early — 1. adjective 1) early copies of the book Syn: advance, initial, preliminary, first 2) an early death Syn: untimely, premature, unseasonable 3) early man S …

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  • 39early — adjective (earlier, earliest) 1》 before the usual or expected time. 2》 of, at, or near the beginning of a particular time, period, or sequence.     ↘(of a plant or crop) flowering or ripening before other varieties. adverb 1》 before the usual or&#8230; …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 40early — 1. adjective /ˈɜː(ɹ).li,ˈɝli/ a) At a time in advance of the usual or expected event. At eleven, we went for an early lunch. b) Arriving a time before expected; sooner than on time. She began reading at an early age …

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