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    Definition of earliest in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveBFearlyCOMearlierSUF-est
    1. superlative form of early: most early.
    2. AdverbBFearlyCOMearlier
      1. superlative form of early: most early.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • It is important to instill discipline in a child at an early age.
          • Norwich soon began imposing themselves on that patched-up defence with Holt having their best early chance, only to see it blocked by Simpson.
          • As early as 1881, the possibilists had won considerable backing in Parisian municipal elections;
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Early personal computers did not support voice-recognition hardware or software.
          • Earlier yesterday, Harper attended a tightly controlled "photo opportunity" at a home renovation worksite to highlight his proposed measure of tax credits to stimulate the construction industry.
          • Early depictions were anastasic, the empty cross symbolizing the resurrection and hiding the manner of Jesus' death.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • John insulted Peter to retaliate for Peter's acid remark earlier.
          • I decided to blow off the meeting and leave early.
          • The new type of mechanical thinner allowed thinning of peach blossoms to be completed earlier.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adjective forms
            • Adjective superlative forms
          • Adverbs
            • Adverb forms
              • Adverb superlative forms

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en earlies
          2. en marliest
          3. en pearliest
          4. en earnest
          5. en earlier
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of earliest for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "earliest" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an adverb form.
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