Synonyms of early
1 in good timeDictionary • She arrived early to get a good seat.
in good time • We always make sure we're home in good time for the programme.
beforehand • How could she tell beforehand that I was going to go out?
ahead of schedule
in advance • The subject of the talk is announced a week in advance.
with time to spare
1 firstDictionary • the book's early chapters
first • The first men of this race lived like gods.
opening • the season's opening game
earliest • This is the earliest confirmed case of AIDS in the world.
initial • The initial reaction has been excellent.
introductory • an introductory course in religion and theology
2 prematureDictionary • I decided to take early retirement.
premature • a twenty-four-year-old man suffering from premature baldness
forward • The University system requires more forward planning.
advanced • the most advanced optical telescope in the world
untimely • His mother's untimely death had a catastrophic effect on him.
3 primitiveDictionary • early man's cultural development
primitive • primitive birds from the dinosaur era
young • the larvae, the young stages of the worm
original • The Dayaks were the original inhabitants of Borneo.
primordial • Twenty million years ago this was dense primordial forest.
primeval • a vast expanse of primeval swamp
PROVERBS:The early bird catches the worm
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise
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advancedAn advanced system, method, or design is modern and has been developed from an earlier version of the same thing.
• the most advanced optical telescope in the world
ahead of the times
ahead of the times
ahead of time
beforehandIf you do something beforehand, you do it earlier than a particular event.
• How could she tell beforehand that I was going to go out?
Thesaurus for early from the Collins English Thesaurus