Definition of Sooner

1. Noun. A native or resident of Oklahoma.

Exact synonyms: Oklahoman
Generic synonyms: American



2. Adverb. Comparatives of 'soon' or 'early'. "Came earlier than I expected"
Exact synonyms: Earlier

3. Adverb. More readily or willingly. "I'd sooner die than give up"
Exact synonyms: Preferably, Rather

Definition of Sooner

1. n. In the western United States, one who settles on government land before it is legally open to settlement in order to gain the prior claim that the law gives to the first settler when the land is opened to settlement; hence, any one who does a thing prematurely or anticipates another in acting in order to gain an unfair advantage.

Definition of Sooner

1. Noun. (informal) A native or resident of the American state of Oklahoma; a sports competitor representing the University of Oklahoma. ¹

2. Noun. (historical) One who crossed into Indian territory before the official opening of settlement, in order to obtain land sooner. ¹

3. Adjective. (comparative of soon) ¹

4. Adverb. (comparative of soon) ¹

5. Adverb. rather. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sooner

1. one who settles on government land before it is officially opened for settlement [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sooner

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sooled
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sools
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soomed
sooming
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soon
soon-to-wed
soon-to-weds
soon enough
soon to follow
soone
sooner (current term)
sooner child
sooner or later
sooner than later
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soonest
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soonly
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soop
sooped
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soople

Literary usage of Sooner

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"Salamis, Amasis haveing ordered his Men to pull down their Tents, and prepare for a March, which was noe sooner done than countermanded. nescio, ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"DEVISE to trustees for 99 years upon the trusts hereinafter expressed; and from and after the expiration or other sooner determination of the said term in ..."

3. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"Death is of course sure to come to the suitors sooner or later. The essential point here is surely the time of ..."

4. The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1853)
"He had no sooner brought his men to the engagement, but, finding himself utterly spent, he was again replaced in his litter; where, laying his finger on his ..."

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