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Definitions of early:
  • adjective:   very young
    Example: "At an early age"
  • adjective:   expected in the near future
    Example: "Look for an early end to the negotiations"
  • adjective:   at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    Example: "Early morning"
  • adjective:   being or occurring at an early stage of development
    Example: "In an early stage"
  • adjective:   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."
  • adverb:   before the usual time or the time expected
    Example: "She graduated early"
  • adverb:   in good time
  • adverb:   during an early stage
    Example: "Early on in her career"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 16666 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1994)

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