Definitions — English
- Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events: in the early morning; scored two runs in the early innings.
- Occurring, developing, or appearing before the expected or usual time: an early spring; an early retirement.
- Near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events: departed early in the day; scored important victories early in the campaign.
- early on At an early stage or point: "Early on, [he] found that being honest and being funny were almost the same thing” ( Maureen Orth).