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EARLY, a. er'ly. [Eng.ere.]

1. In advance of something else; prior in time; forward; as early fruit, that is, fruit that comes to maturity before other fruit; early growth; early manhood; early old age or decrepitude, that is, premature old age. So an early spring; an early harvest.

2. First; being at the beginning; as early dawn.

3. Being in good season; as, the court met at an early hour.

EARLY, adv. er'ly. Soon; in good season; betimes; as, rise early; come early; begin early to instill into children principles of piety.

Those who seek me early shall find me. Prov.8.



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EARLY, a. er'ly. [Eng.ere.]

1. In advance of something else; prior in time; forward; as early fruit, that is, fruit that comes to maturity before other fruit; early growth; early manhood; early old age or decrepitude, that is, premature old age. So an early spring; an early harvest.

2. First; being at the beginning; as early dawn.

3. Being in good season; as, the court met at an early hour.

EARLY, adv. er'ly. Soon; in good season; betimes; as, rise early; come early; begin early to instill into children principles of piety.

Those who seek me early shall find me. Prov.8.

EAR'LY, a. [er'ly; From Sax. ær, er, before in time, Eng. ere, which indicates the root of the word to signify, to advance, to pass along or shoot up. It is probably connected with the D. eer, G. ehre, Sw. ähra, Dan. ære, honor, denoting the highest point.]

  1. In advance of something else; prior in time; forward; as early fruit, that is, fruit that comes to maturity before other fruit; early growth; early manhood; early old age or decrepitude, that is, premature old age. So an early spring; an early harvest.
  2. First; being at the beginning; as, early dawn.
  3. Being in good season; as, the court met at an early hour.

EAR'LY, adv. [er'ly.]

Soon; in good season; betimes; as, rise early; come early; begin early to instill into children principles of piety. Those that seek me early shall find me. Prov. viii.


Ear"ly
  1. Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.

    Those that me early shall find me. Prov. viii. 17.

    You must wake and call me early. Tennyson.

  2. In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.

    Early and provident fear is the mother of safety. Burke.

    The doorsteps and threshold with the early grass springing up about them. Hawthorne.

  3. Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc.

    Seen in life's early morning sky. Keble.

    The forms of its earlier manhood. Longfellow.

    The earliest poem he composed was in his seventeenth summer. J. C. Shairp.

    Early English (Philol.) See the Note under English. -- Early English architecture, the first of the pointed or Gothic styles used in England, succeeding the Norman style in the 12th and 13th centuries.

    Syn. -- Forward; timely; not late; seasonable.

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Early

EARLY, adjective er'ly. [Eng.ere.]

1. In advance of something else; prior in time; forward; as early fruit, that is, fruit that comes to maturity before other fruit; early growth; early manhood; early old age or decrepitude, that is, premature old age. So an early spring; an early harvest.

2. First; being at the beginning; as early dawn.

3. Being in good season; as, the court met at an early hour.

EARLY, adverb er'ly. Soon; in good season; betimes; as, rise early; come early; begin early to instill into children principles of piety.

Those who seek me early shall find me. Proverbs 8:17.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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UN'ANSWERED, a.

1. Not answered; not opposed by a reply.

2. Not refuted.

3. Not suitably returned.

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