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early British & World English

Happening or done before the usual or expected time

early English Thesaurus

early copies of the book are now ready

Early, Jubal British & World English

(1816–94), Confederate army officer; full name Jubal Anderson Early. He nearly reached Washington, DC, in an 1864 raid, but was defeated several months later by Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley and was relieved of his command

early on British & World English

At an early (or earlier) stage in a period

early bird British & World English

A person who rises, arrives, or acts before the usual or expected time

early doors British & World English

Early on, especially in a game or contest

early music British & World English

Medieval, Renaissance, and early baroque music, especially as revived and played on period instruments

early adopter British & World English

A person who starts using a product or technology as soon as it becomes available

early closing British & World English

The practice of shutting business premises on a particular afternoon every week

Early English British & World English

Denoting the earliest stage of English Gothic church architecture, typical of the late 12th and 13th centuries and marked by the use of pointed arches and simple lancet windows without tracery

early leaver British & World English

A person who leaves early, especially a person who abandons a pension plan before the expected date

Early English New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

earliest stage of English Gothic church architecture

an early bath British & World English

Used in reference to the sending off of a sports player during a match

an early grave British & World English

A premature or untimely death

an early night British & World English

An occasion when someone goes to bed before the usual time

it's early days British & World English

It is too soon to be sure how a situation will develop

early retirement British & World English

The practice of leaving employment before the statutory age, especially on favourable financial terms

bright and early British & World English

Very early in the morning

the early hours British & World English

The time after midnight and before dawn

distant early warning British & World English

A radar system in North America set up during the Cold War for the early detection of a missile attack

early warning system British & World English

A network of radar stations established at the boundary of a defended region to provide advanced warning of an aircraft or missile attack

early on in early British & World English

At an early (or earlier) stage in a period

early bird in early British & World English

A person who rises, arrives, or acts before the usual or expected time

the early bird catches the worm British & World English

The person who takes the earliest opportunity to do something will gain the advantage over others

early doors in early British & World English

Early on, especially in a game or contest

an early bath in bath1 British & World English

Used in reference to the sending off of a sports player during a match

an early grave in early British & World English

A premature or untimely death

an early night in early British & World English

An occasion when someone goes to bed before the usual time

it's early days in early British & World English

It is too soon to be sure how a situation will develop

potato blight British & World English

A destructive fungal disease of potatoes resulting in dry brown rot of the tubers

early or earlier on in early British & World English

At an early (or earlier) stage in a period

bright and early in bright British & World English

Very early in the morning

the early hours in early British & World English

The time after midnight and before dawn


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