Meaning of earlier

earlier




Definitions of earlier
  1. adjective

    (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”
    synonyms:

    earliest

    early

    at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
  2. adverb

    earlier in time; previously

    “her parents had died four years
    earlier
    “I mentioned that problem
    earlier
    synonyms:

    before

  3. adverb

    comparatives of `soon’ or `early’

    “came
    earlier than I expected”
    synonyms:

    sooner

  4. adverb

    before now

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