• (adj): (comparative and superlative of 'early') more early than; most early.
    Example: "A fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"
    Synonyms: earliest
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on earlier:

Folsom Dam - History
... The current Folsom Dam, built in 1955, replaced an earlier, smaller dam that had been completed in 1893 by Horatio Gates Livermore ... The earlier dam had fed the Folsom Powerhouse, generating electricity that was transmitted to Sacramento over a 22 mi (35 km)-long distribution line, the longest electrical distribution system in the world ... The remains of the earlier dam can be seen downstream from the Folsom Lake Crossing ...
British Rail Class 70 (electric) - British Railways No. 20003
... counted as the same class, 20003 was markedly different externally to its two earlier sisters, being 2 inches (5 cm) longer with flat 4SUB-like cab ends, arguably ... Equipment changes added 5 tons to the earlier 100-ton design ...
... as one of the communities belonging probably to the earlier or Volscian stratum of population on the west side of Italy, who were absorbed by the Sabine or Latin immigrants ... Special interest attaches to this trace of their earlier origin, because of the famous cult of Diana Nemorensis, whose temple in the forest close by Aricia, beside the lacus Nemorensis, was ... relic of barbarism was characteristic of the earlier stratum of the population who presumably called themselves Arici ...
Late Effect
... condition that appears after the acute phase of an earlier, causal condition has run its course ... A late effect can be caused directly by the earlier condition, or indirectly by the treatment for the earlier condition ...
Flight To Mars (film) - Production
... the concepts of spaceflight are those postulated in that earlier film ... differences are this film postulates a planned flight to Mars, whereas the earlier film postulates an accidental flight to Mars, which accident occurs during a planned flight ... superior to Mankind, and poses a long-term, strategic threat there to, whereas the earlier film postulates a Martian species which is pre-literate, and a throw-back, as a ...

More definitions of "earlier":

  • (adv): Earlier in time; previously.
    Example: "He called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier"
    Synonyms: before
  • (adv): Comparatives of 'soon' or 'early'.
    Example: "Came earlier than I expected"
    Synonyms: sooner

Famous quotes containing the word earlier:

    I had a consuming ambition to possess a miller’s thumb. I believe I have never since wanted anything more desperately than I wanted my right thumb to be flattened as my father’s had become, during his earlier years of a miller’s life.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    Kitsch is the daily art of our time, as the vase or the hymn was for earlier generations. For the sensibility it has that arbitrariness and importance which works take on when they are no longer noticeable elements of the environment. In America kitsch is Nature. The Rocky Mountains have resembled fake art for a century.
    Harold Rosenberg (1906–1978)

    Fair Hope! our earlier Heaven! by thee
    Young Time is taster to Eternity.
    The generous wine with age grows strong, not sour,
    Nor need we kill thy fruit to smell thy flower.
    Thy golden head never hangs down
    Till in the lap of Love’s full noon
    It falls and dies: Oh no, it melts away
    As doth the dawn into the day,
    As lumps of sugar lose themselves, and twine
    Their subtle essence with the soul of wine.
    Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)