Synonyms of "EARLIER"
adj - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
adj - being or occurring at an early stage of development
adj - belonging to the distant past
adj - very young
adj - of an early stage in the development of a language or literature
adj - expected in the near future
adv - earlier in time
adv - comparatives of `soon' or `early'
adv - before now