Taxonomy of meanings for 早:

  • 早 zǎo (OC: tsuuʔ MC: tsɑu) 子晧切 上 廣韻:【晨也子晧切十二 】
    • MORNING
      • nearly morning
      • vadVearly in the morning
      • vi0be early in the day, be morning
      • vi0adNwhen it is early
      • intensitive: too>EARLY
        • vi0be too early
        • vigradedbe earlier
        • vadVnegativeprematurely, too early; so early
        • vi0adN(the time) when it is early
        • vadVas early as possible; appropriately early
        • vibe early
        • early in one's life>YOUNG
        • generalised: beginning>BEGIN
          • feature>FIRST
              • grammaticalised>WHEN
                • transitive>PRECEDE
                    • grammaticalised>BEFORE
                        • (late) grammaticalised>ALREADY
                          • vadVcolloquialalready; already from the start
                        • in good time>TIMELY
                          • vadVin good time, at an early stage; at an earlier stage, at a sufficiently early stage
                          • viactact in good time
                          • nabactacting in good time, being timely
                          • vpostadVin good time; at an early stage
                        • at good speed>QUICK
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