American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A person who settled homestead land in the western United States before it was officially made available, in order to have first choice of location.
- n. Slang A native or resident of Oklahoma.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the western States, any one who settles on government territory before it is legally opened to settlers and thus gains the choice of land and location; hence, any one who gains an unfair advantage by getting ahead of others.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- adv. more readily or willingly
- adv. comparatives of `soon' or `early'
- n. a native or resident of Oklahoma
- From soon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But, if the rumours have a trend, the trend is: 1. Klein will be gone sooner than later emphasis on *sooner*.”
“But in the forenoon, while Fanny after breakfast took a nap, I snatched an opportunity to cross-question Mrs. Physick, from whom I knew I could sooner or later obtain all she knew, -- the _sooner_ it would be, if she had anything good to tell; as, in my inexperience, I was almost sure she must have.”
“Ah, young gentleman, said Mr. Deane, with that tendency to repress youthful hopes which stout and successful men of fifty find one of their easiest duties, thats sooner said than done, sooner said than done.”
“Getting it in sooner is ideal, but the rainy season can be quirky and no one knows this better than the farmers.”
“Dhabi-based owners to challenge for the title sooner rather than later.”
“He may be forced to get used to the term sooner rather than later.”
“Everyone gets a nickname sooner or later in Mexico, and Thia’s already been given one by the night shift: La Luz—“the Light.””
“No sooner is it completed, we are now planning on scrapping it in favor of a return not only to a retro re enactment of Apollo.”
“But it doesn't stop him; no sooner is he out of the hospital (with mild nerve damage that numbs him to pain, all the better to take an ass-kicking) that he inadvertently interrupts a gang fight in front of a group of coffee shop customers.”
“A: I would have put more pressure on our team to get more expatriate people in sooner to be able to deal with it.”
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