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General dictionaries General (18 matching dictionaries)
  1. earlier: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. earlier: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. earlier: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. earlier: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. Earlier, earlier: Wordnik [home, info]
  6. earlier: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  7. earlier: Wiktionary [home, info]
  8. Earlier, earlier: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  9. earlier: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  10. earlier: Rhymezone [home, info]
  11. earlier: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  12. earlier: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  13. earlier: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  14. earlier: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  15. earlier: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  16. earlier: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. earlier: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. earlier: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. earlier: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. earlier: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (earlier)

adjective:  (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early ("A fashion popular in earlier times")
adverb:  earlier in time; previously ("He called me the day before but your call had come even earlier")
adverb:  before now
adverb:  comparatives of `soon' or `early' ("Came earlier than I expected")

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Words similar to earlier:   before, earliest, early, originally, sooner, ago, in the beginning, in the first place, preceding, prior, to begin with, more...

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