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Meaning of word early from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

early   adjective

Meaning : At or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time.

Example : 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.

Between an earlier and a later period of time.

In the middle years.
In his middle thirties.

Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time.

Late evening.
Late 18th century.
A late movie.
Took a late flight.
Had a late breakfast.

Meaning : Being or occurring at an early stage of development.

Example : In an early stage.
Early forms of life.
Early man.
An early computer.

At or toward an end or late period or stage of development.

The late phase of feudalism.
A later symptom of the disease.
Later medical science could have saved the child.
late, later

Meaning : Belonging to the distant past.

Example : The early inhabitants of Europe.
Former generations.
In other times.

Synonyms : former, other

Meaning : Very young.

Example : At an early age.

Meaning : Of an early stage in the development of a language or literature.

Example : 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.

Of a later stage in the development of a language or literature. Used especially of dead languages.

Late Greek.

Of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages.

Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500.
Middle Gaelic.

Meaning : Expected in the near future.

Example : Look for an early end to the negotiations.

early   adverb

Meaning : During an early stage.

Example : Early on in her career.

Synonyms : early on

Meaning : Before the usual time or the time expected.

Example : She graduated early.
The house was completed ahead of time.

Synonyms : ahead of time, too soon

Translation in other languages :

అలస్యంకాకుండా ముందే

ఆనంద్ ఈ రోజు కార్యిలయానికి త్వరగా వచ్చాడు.

अपेक्षित समय से पहले।

आनन्द आज कार्यालय जल्दी आया।
जल्दी, सबेर, सबेरे, सवेर, सवेरे

ନିର୍ଦ୍ଧାରିତ ସମୟ ଆଗରୁ

ଆନନ୍ଦ ଆଜି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟାଳୟକୁ ଶୀଘ୍ର ଆସିଲା
ଜଲଦି, ଶୀଘ୍ର

अपेक्षित वा निर्धारित कालबिंदूच्या आधी.

आनंद आज कचेरीत लवकर आला.

নির্দিষ্ট সময়ের আগে

আনন্দ আজ তাড়াতাড়ি কার্যালয়ে এসেছে


ஆனந்த் கல்லூரிக்கு சீக்கிரமாக வந்தான்.

അപേക്ഷിച്ച സമയത്തിനു മുന്പ്.

ആനന്ദ് ഇന്ന് വേഗത്തില്‍ കാര്യാലയത്തിലെത്തി.
നേരത്തെ, മുന്കൂറായി, വേഗത്തില്‍

Later than usual or than expected.

The train arrived late.
We awoke late.
The children came late to school.
Notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline.
I belatedly wished her a happy birthday.
belatedly, late, tardily

Meaning : In good time.

Example : He awoke betimes that morning.

Synonyms : betimes