What is early?

  • (adv): During an early stage.
    Example: "Early on in her career"
    Synonyms: early on
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on early:

Mike Oldfield - Biography - Early Career
... Oldfield's career began fairly early, playing acoustic guitar in local folk clubs ... In his early teens, Oldfield was involved in a beat group playing The Shadows-style music (he has often cited Hank Marvin as a major influence, and would later cover The Shadows' song "W ... Oldfield, and encouraged him in his composition of an early version of Tubular Bells ...
German Literature - Early Modern Period
... Further information Early Modern literature, Early Modern history of Germany, and Early New High German ...
The Cramps - Style
... An integral part of the early Cramps sound is dual guitars, without a bassist ... Their sound was heavily influenced by early rockabilly, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll like Link Wray and Hasil Adkins, 1960s surf music acts such as The Ventures and ...
Mannerism
... when a more Baroque style began to replace it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout much of Europe ... naturalism associated with artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and early Michelangelo ... For example, some scholars have applied the label to certain early modern forms of literature (especially poetry) and music of the 16th and 17th centuries ...
Young Adult (psychology) - Time Co-ordinates
... after ' Pre-adulthood...in the first 20 years or so...the second era, Early Adulthood, lasts from about age 17 to 45...the adult era of greatest energy and abundance and of greatest ... there is broad agreement that it is essentially the twenties and thirties which constitute ' Early adulthood...the basis for what Levinson calls the Dream - a vision of his goal's in life which provide motivation and ...

More definitions of "early":

  • (adj): Being or occurring at an early stage of development.
    Example: "In an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
  • (adj): Very young.
    Example: "At an early age"
  • (adv): Before the usual time or the time expected.
    Example: "She graduated early"
    Synonyms: ahead of time, too soon
  • (adj): Expected in the near future.
    Example: "Look for an early end to the negotiations"
  • (adj): Of an early stage in the development of a language or literature.
    Example: "The Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700"
  • (adj): Of the distant past.
    Example: "The early inhabitants of Europe"
    Synonyms: former, other
  • (adv): In good time.
    Synonyms: betimes
  • (adj): At or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time.
    Example: "Early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

Famous quotes containing the word early:

    It was common practice for me to take my children with me whenever I went shopping, out for a walk in a white neighborhood, or just felt like going about in a white world. The reason was simple enough: if a black man is alone or with other black men, he is a threat to whites. But if he is with children, then he is harmless, adorable.
    —Gerald Early (20th century)

    To be candid, in Middlemarch phraseology, meant, to use an early opportunity of letting your friends know that you did not take a cheerful view of their capacity, their conduct, or their position; and a robust candour never waited to be asked for its opinion.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    Mormon colonization south of this point in early times was characterized as “going over the Rim,” and in colloquial usage the same phrase came to connote violent death.
    State of Utah, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)