Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Occurring among the first in a series or sooner than is usual; soon to occur.

Part of speech: adverb

At or near the beginning of a period of time.

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Usage examples "early":

  1. Did you expect it so early as this? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. Very well, get ready and we shall start early in the morning. - "Betty Zane", Zane Grey.
  3. But this is getting to be quite a long talk for so early in the morning. - "Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World", James Cowan.