Definitions and translations for "earlier"

Definition of earlier

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Adjective
1. (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.
Adverb
2. Before now.
Why didn't you tell me in the first place?.
3. Comparatives of `soon' or `early'.
Come a little sooner, if you can.
Came earlier than I expected.
4. 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.
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English - English - earlier

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adv. previously, at an earlier time; before now

English - Spanish - earlier

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[early] adj. tempranero, matinal; anterior, primer; precoz, tempranal; antiguo, antediluviano

English - French - earlier

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adv. plus tôt, avant

English - German - earlier

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[early] adj. früh

English - Indonesian - earlier

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a. terdahulu

English - Italian - earlier

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avv. prima; più presto

English - Polish - earlier

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a. wcześniejszy
adv. wcześniej

English - Portuguese - earlier

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adv. antes, mais cedo, previamente

English - Romanian - earlier

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adj. timpuriu, de început, prematur, prim, urgent, neîntârziat, grabnic, întâi

English - Russian - earlier

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нареч. ранее, раньше

English - Turkish - earlier

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zf. daha evvel
s. daha erken, eski, sabık

English - Ukrainian - earlier

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adv. раніше, навперед

English - Dutch - earlier

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bw. voorafgaand, vroeger; eerder

English - Greek - earlier

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επίρ. πρωτύτερα, αρχύτερα

English - Arabic - earlier

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‏فيما مضى‏

English - Chinese - earlier

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[early] (形) 早的; 及早的; 早熟的

English - Chinese - earlier

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[early] (形) 早的; 及早的; 早熟的

English - Hindi - earlier

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adv. सामान्य समय से पूर्व, पूर्व

English - Japanese - earlier

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(副) 前に, より前に
(形) 早い; 初期の; 近い将来の

English - Korean - earlier

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부. 좀 전에, 일찍이

English - Vietnamese - earlier

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adj. đầu tiên, gần, rất sớm, sắp tới, sớm
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Synonyms for earlier
before: sooner, previously, formerly, already, heretofore, once, erstwhile