• (adj): (comparative and superlative of 'early') more early than; most early.
    Example: "A fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"
    Synonyms: earliest
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on earlier:

Folsom Dam - History
... The current Folsom Dam, built in 1955, replaced an earlier, smaller dam that had been completed in 1893 by Horatio Gates Livermore ... The earlier dam had fed the Folsom Powerhouse, generating electricity that was transmitted to Sacramento over a 22 mi (35 km)-long distribution line, the longest ... The remains of the earlier dam can be seen downstream from the Folsom Lake Crossing ...
... as one of the communities belonging probably to the earlier or Volscian stratum of population on the west side of Italy, who were absorbed by the Sabine or Latin immigrants ... interest attaches to this trace of their earlier origin, because of the famous cult of Diana Nemorensis, whose temple in the forest close by Aricia ... relic of barbarism was characteristic of the earlier stratum of the population who presumably called themselves Arici ...
Flight To Mars (film) - Production
... Similarly, the concepts of spaceflight are those postulated in that earlier film ... The main differences are this film postulates a planned flight to Mars, whereas the earlier film postulates an accidental flight to Mars, which accident ... many ways superior to Mankind, and poses a long-term, strategic threat there to, whereas the earlier film postulates a Martian species which is pre-literate, and a throw ...
British Rail Class 70 (electric) - British Railways No. 20003
... as the same class, 20003 was markedly different externally to its two earlier sisters, being 2 inches (5 cm) longer with flat 4SUB-like cab ends, arguably ... Equipment changes added 5 tons to the earlier 100-ton design ...
Late Effect
... In medicine, a late effect is a condition that appears after the acute phase of an earlier, causal condition has run its course ... A late effect can be caused directly by the earlier condition, or indirectly by the treatment for the earlier condition ...

More definitions of "earlier":

  • (adv): Comparatives of 'soon' or 'early'.
    Example: "Came earlier than I expected"
    Synonyms: sooner
  • (adv): Earlier in time; previously.
    Example: "He called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier"
    Synonyms: before

Famous quotes containing the word earlier:

    In old persons, when thus fully expressed, we often observe a fair, plump, perennial waxen complexion, which indicates that all the ferment of earlier days has subsided into serenity of thought and behavior.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I had a consuming ambition to possess a miller’s thumb. I believe I have never since wanted anything more desperately than I wanted my right thumb to be flattened as my father’s had become, during his earlier years of a miller’s life.
    Jane Addams (1860–1935)

    If in the earlier part of the century, middle-class children suffered from overattentive mothers, from being “mother’s only accomplishment,” today’s children may suffer from an underestimation of their needs. Our idea of what a child needs in each case reflects what parents need. The child’s needs are thus a cultural football in an economic and marital game.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)