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

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