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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 soon·er /ˈsunɚ/
 捷足先登的移民

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soon·er 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sooner
      adv 1: comparatives of `soon' or `early'; "Come a little sooner, if
             you can"; "came earlier than I expected" [syn: earlier]
      2: more readily or willingly; "clean it well, preferably with
         warm water"; "I'd rather be in Philadelphia"; "I'd sooner
         die than give up" [syn: preferably, rather]