Another word for early
Near the beginning
Sooner than might have been expected
premature(ly), beforehand, in advance, ahead, far ahead, before the time, ahead of time, quick, precocious, preceding, anticipatory, advanced, too soon, untimely, unanticipated, immediate, unexpected, precipitant, speedy, hasty, before the appointed time, in good time, on time, direct, prompt(ly), punctual(ly), briefly, shortly, presently, in the bud, unhatched, immature, unlooked-for, betimes, bright and early*, with the birds*, on the dot*, pronto*, with time to spare*.
Another word for earlyadjective
At or near the start of a period, development, or series:beginning, first, initial. See start
Of, existing, or occurring in a distant period:ancient, antediluvian, primitive. See start
Developing, occurring, or appearing before the expected time:precocious, premature, untimely. See time