A shift (scheduled work period) that takes place early in the day.
- At an early stage or point:
Early on in the movie, the main character loses his job.
- at an early stage; near the beginning
Other Word Forms of Early
Origin of Early
From Middle English erly, erli, Old English ǣrlīce, from ǣr (“before, ere”) + adverbial suffix -līce. Cognate with Old Norse árla (> Danish and Norwegian årle, Swedish arla, Faroese árla)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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