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Another word for earlier

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Adjective
  1. Going before

      1. Preceding in time or order:
      2. Preceding in importance or value:
      1. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior:
      2. Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty:
      1. Existing or coming before another or others in time, place, or sequence; previous.
      1. An act or instance that may be used as an example in dealing with subsequent similar instances.
      2. A judicial decision that is binding on other equal or lower courts in the same jurisdiction as to its conclusion on a point of law, and may also be persuasive to courts in other jurisdictions, in subsequent cases involving sufficiently similar facts.
      3. Convention or custom arising from long practice:
      1. Placed before or in front.
      2. Occurring before in time; earlier.
      3. Located near or toward the head in lower animals.
      1. Going before; preceding.
      2. One that precedes another.
      3. A preceding occurrence, cause, or event.
      1. To cause to move forward:
      2. To put forward; propose or suggest:
      3. To aid the growth or progress of:
    See also:

    precede

  2. Just gone by or elapsed

    See also:

    time

Adverb
  1. At a time in the past

    See also:

    precede

  2. Up to this time

    See also:

    precede

  3. Until then

    See also:

    precede

Another word for earlier

Modifier
  1. See also:

    preceding