Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Happening or done before the usual or expected time.
She woke up early to catch the sunrise.
Happening or done at the expected or scheduled time.
The train arrived on time.
Having life; not dead.
The plant was once wilting, but now it's alive and thriving.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Early refers to something happening before the expected time, while on time refers to something happening at the expected time.
- 2Alive is an antonym for late in the sense of being deceased, while early and on time are antonyms in the sense of punctuality.
Good things to know
- 1Punctuality: Use early and on time to describe when something happens as expected.
- 2Life and Death: Use alive as an antonym for late in the context of someone or something being deceased.
- 3Time Management: Incorporate these antonyms in conversations about managing time effectively.
The antonyms of late have different meanings. Early refers to something happening before the expected time, on time refers to something happening at the expected time, and alive refers to the opposite of being deceased. These words can be used to describe punctuality, life and death, and time management.