Synonyms for Earlier:
foregoing, preceding, anteceding, introductory, early, avant-garde.
n.Since, barely, by the time, first. at one time, precede, one day, once, ago, advance. time. •earlier (noun)
in the beginning, originally, before, early, past, earliest, sooner, to begin with, in the first place.
Since, barely. past. first. •ahead of time
•Other relevant words:
in the beginning, ago, advance, to begin with, originally, precede, before, once, past, in the first place, at one time, earliest, first, sooner.