in early stages At an early on phase or point: "In The Beginning, [he] unearthed that becoming truthful and being funny had been virtually exactly the same thing” ( Maureen Orth).
A shift (scheduled work duration) which takes spot earlier in the day.
close to the initial point of some reckoning with time; in or during first component or period of some division of the time, or of some program or treatment: as, come early; earlier in the day, or in the century; early in their profession.
Synonyms Early, Soon, Betimes. Early is relative, and records occurrence before some fixed or usual time, or before the span of time had far-advanced beyond the period: as, he rose early (that's, he rose ahead of the usual period of rising, or ahead of the day had higher level far); he emerged early in the night (which, before the evening was far-advanced); whilst in “come very early” this is could be only “do never be late within coming, or cannot hesitate your coming beyond the set or accustomed time.” Quickly suggests briefly, or in a short time after the present or some fixed point period: as, come shortly; he left right after my arrival. Betimes (by time) suggests in fun time for some particular object or all useful reasons: as, he rose betimes.
regarding the initial component or amount of some unit of the time, or of some training course over time; being at or close to the beginning of the percentage of time suggested or worried: as, an early on hour; very early manhood; the early times during the the chapel.
Appearing or happening before, or at or close to the beginning of, some appointed, normal, or well-understood day, epoch, season, or event; becoming prior to the normal time: because, an early riser; early fresh fruit; early (that is, early) decay; very early marriage.
Occurring in the near future: since, i will just take an earlier opportunity of askin you; the petitioners requested that a meeting be called at an early day.
In embryology, extremely younger; really recently formed: as, an earlier embryo.