Definition of Earlier in English :
Define Earlier in English
Earlier meaning in English
Meaning of Earlier in English
Pronunciation of Earlier in English
Earlier pronunciation in English
Pronounce Earlier in Englishsee synonyms of earlier
1. earlier, earliest
(comparative and superlative of early') more early than; most early
Example Sentences:'a fashion popular in earlier times''his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher''Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera'
2. before, earlier
earlier in time; previously
Example Sentences:'I had known her before''as I said before''he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier''her parents had died four years earlier''I mentioned that problem earlier'
3. earlier, sooner
comparatives of soon' or early'
Example Sentences:'Come a little sooner, if you can''came earlier than I expected'
Example Sentences:'why didn't you tell me in the first place?'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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