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Meaning of early

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: during an early stage; "early on in her career" [syn:
             {early on}, {early}]
      2: before the usual time or the time expected; "she graduated
         early"; "the house was completed ahead of time" [syn:
         {early}, {ahead of time}, {too soon}] [ant: {belatedly},
         {late}, {tardily}]
      3: in good time; "he awoke betimes that morning" [syn: {early},
      adj 1: at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of
             events or before the usual or expected time; "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" [ant: {late}, {middle}]
      2: being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an
         early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early
         computer" [ant: {late}, {later(a)}]
      3: belonging to the distant past; "the early inhabitants of
         Europe"; "former generations"; "in other times" [syn:
         {early(a)}, {former(a)}, {other(a)}]
      4: very young; "at an early age"
      5: of an early stage in the development of a language or
         literature; "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" [ant: {late}, {middle}]
      6: expected in the near future; "look for an early end to the

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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