Early - (adv.) Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.
Early - (adv.) In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.
Early - (adv.) Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc.
Clearly - (adv.) In a clear manner.
Curvilinearly - (adv.) In a curvilinear manner.
Dearly - (adv.) In a dear manner; with affection; heartily; earnestly; as, to love one dearly.
Dearly - (adv.) At a high rate or price; grievously.
Dearly - (adv.) Exquisitely.
Half-yearly - (a.) Two in a year; semiannual. -- adv. Twice in a year; semiannually.
Linearly - (adv.) In a linear manner; with lines.
Nearly - (adv.) In a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost.
Pearly - (a.) Containing pearls; abounding with, or yielding, pearls; as, pearly shells.
Pearly - (a.) Resembling pearl or pearls; clear; pure; transparent; iridescent; as, the pearly dew or flood.
Rearly - (adv.) Early.
Yearly - (a.) Happening, accruing, or coming every year; annual; as, a yearly income; a yearly feast.
Yearly - (a.) Lasting a year; as, a yearly plant.
Yearly - (a.) Accomplished in a year; as, the yearly circuit, or revolution, of the earth.
Yearly - (adv.) Annually; once a year to year; as, blessings yearly bestowed.
Early - —adj. & adv. (-ier, -iest) 1 before the due, usual, or expected time. 2 a not far on in the day or night, or in time (early evening; at the earliest opportunity). B prompt (early payment appreciated). 3 not far on in a period, development, or process of evolution; being the first stage (early english architecture; early spring). 4 forward in flowering, ripening, etc. (early peaches). —n. (pl. -ies) (usu. In pl.) Early fruit or vegetable. earliness n. [old english: related to *ere]
Early bird - n. Colloq. Person who arrives, gets up, etc. Early.
Early days - n.pl. Too soon to expect results etc.
Early on - adv. At an early stage.
Nearly - adv. 1 almost. 2 closely. not nearly nothing like.
Pearly - —adj. (-ier, -iest) like, containing, or adorned with pearls; lustrous. —n. (pl. -ies) 1 pearly king or queen. 2 (in pl.) Pearly king's or queen's clothes.
Pearly gates - n.pl. Colloq. Gates of heaven.
Pearly king - n. (also pearly queen) london costermonger (or his wife) wearing clothes covered with pearl buttons.
Pearly nautilus - see *nautilus.
To , before a vowel, when stressed —prep. 1 introducing a noun expressing: a what is reached, approached, or touched (fell to the ground; went to paris; five minutes to six). B what is aimed at (throw it to me). C as far as (went on to the end). D what is followed (made to order). E what is considered or affected (am used to that; that is nothing to me). F what is caused or produced (turn to stone). G what is compared (nothing to what it once was; equal to the occasion). H what is increased (add it to mine). I what is involved or composed as specified (there is nothing to it). 2 introducing the infinitive: a as a verbal noun (to get there is the priority). B expressing purpose, consequence, or cause (we eat to live; left him to starve; i'm sorry to hear that). C as a substitute for to + infinitive (wanted to come but was unable to). —adv. 1 in the normal or required position or condition (come to; heave to). 2 (of a door) in a nearly closed position. to and fro 1 backwards and forwards. 2 repeatedly between the same points. [old english] -
Yearly - —adj. 1 done, produced, or occurring once a year. 2 of or lasting a year. —adv. Once a year.
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