early

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early is part of the Basic English 850.
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early is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
early

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
early

Comparative
earlier

Superlative
earliest

  1. If something is early, it is sooner than expected.
    It was an early end to the meeting.
  2. If something is early, it happens in the first part of a time period.
    He didn't like going to the early classes.

Adverb[change]

Positive
early

Comparative
earlier

Superlative
earliest

  1. Sooner than expected.
    He was at the meeting early.
  2. During the first part of a time period.
    She got up early in the morning.