Bedeutung von “early” — Learner’s Dictionary

early

adjective, adverb us uk /ˈɜːli/ earlier, earliest
Extra Examples
Nothing that he wrote after this point ever matched up to his early work.He was penalized early in the match for dangerous play.The documents provide a detailed account of the town's early history.He's described as a white man in his early thirties.The early detection of cancer makes a cure more likely.
BEGINNING

A2 near the beginning of a period of time, process, etc:

the early 1980s
It is too early to say whether he will recover completely.
BEFORE

B1 before the usual time or the time that was arranged:

The plane arrived ten minutes early.
at the earliest

used after a time or date to show that something will not happen before then:

Building will not begin until July at the earliest.
early on

in the first stage or part of something:

I lost interest quite early on in the book.
→ See also it's early days

(Definition von “early” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)