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Part of speech: Adjective

Being near the beginning; before the usual time; in good time.

Part of speech: Adverb

At or near the beginning; soon; seasonably.

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Usage examples "early":
  • They promised to send it early this afternoon. - "Carl and the Cotton Gin", Sara Ware Bassett.
  • We were all up early. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  • It is still early in the day. - "The Road to Frontenac", Samuel Merwin.