• (adj): (comparative and superlative of 'early') more early than; most early.
    Example: "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"
    Synonyms: earlier
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on earliest:

Timeline Of Numerals And Arithmetic - Before 2000 BC
... Valley, Ishango Bone suggested as the earliest reference to prime numbers and Egyptian multiplication although this is disputed. 3100 BC — Egypt, earliest known decimal system allows indefinite counting by way of introducing new symbols. 2800 BC — Indus Valley Civilization on the Indian subcontinent, earliest use of decimal ratios in a uniform system of ancient weights and measures, the smallest unit of measurement used is 1.7 ...
Self-portraits - European Art
... family in Prague Cathedral include self-portraits, and are among the earliest such busts of non-royal figures ... Notably, the earliest self-portrait painted in England, other than in a manuscript, is the miniature painted in oils on panel by the German artist Gerlach Flicke, 1554. 1433, National Gallery, generally regarded as a self-portrait, which would make it the earliest Western panel portrait after antiquity Rogier van der Weyden, as Saint Luke, makes a drawing for his ...
Late Antique Literature
... Literature from the Iron Age includes the earliest texts which have been preserved in a manuscript tradition (as opposed to texts which have been recovered by archaeologists ... dating the Bible), and the earliest literature from Ancient Greece ... Although the earliest Classics were in Ancient Greek, from the 3rd century BC Greek literature was joined by Latin literature ...
... He is the earliest known composer in recorded history for a surviving piece of music, or one of the two earliest, or the second-earliest, depending first on whether one accepts Bélis ...
Trapunto Quilting - Earliest
... One of the earliest surviving examples of trapunto quilting is the Tristan Quilt in the Victoria and Albert Museum, a linen quilt representing scenes from the story of Tristan and ...

More definitions of "earliest":

  • (adv): With the least delay.
    Synonyms: soonest

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