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Meaning of EARLIER

Pronunciation:  'urleeur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  earlier in time; previously; "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"
  2. [adv]  before now; "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"
  3. [adv]  comparatives of `soon' or `early'; "Come a little sooner, if you can"; "came earlier than I expected"
  4. [adj]  (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"; "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"
  5. [adj]  occurring earlier in time; "on earlier occasions"

EARLIER is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: before, earliest, early, in the beginning, in the first place, originally, past, sooner, to begin with



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