early

[Ear┬Ěly]

Something that's early happens right at the beginning of some specific time period, or before you expect it to happen. An early party guest shows up before the party starts.

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Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.

Adjective
at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomat

Adjective
being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"

Adjective
of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; "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"

Adjective S.
very young; "at an early age"

Adjective S.
expected in the near future; "look for an early end to the negotiations"

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Adverb
before the usual time or the time expected; "she graduated early"; "the house was completed ahead of time"

Adverb
in good time; "he awoke betimes that morning"

Adverb
during an early stage; "early on in her career"


adv.
Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.

adv.
In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.

adv.
Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc.


Early

Ear"ly , adv. [OE. erli, erliche, AS. rl'c6ce; r sooner + l'c6c like. See Ere, and Like.] Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.
Those that me early shall find me.
You must wake and call me early.

Early

Ear"ly, a. [Compar. Earlier ; superl. Earliest.] [OE. earlich. . See Early, adv.] 1. In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.
Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.
The doorsteps and threshold with the early grass springing up about them.
2. Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc.
Seen in life's early morning sky.
The forms of its earlier manhood.
The earliest poem he composed was in his seventeenth summer.
Early English (Philol.) See the Note under English. -- Early English architecture, the first of the pointed or Gothic styles used in England, succeeding the Norman style in the 12th and 13th centuries. Syn. -- Forward; timely; not late; seasonable.

Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.

In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.

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Usage Examples

Although it is generally known, I think it's about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.

All my early school reports from the age of 5 were 'Daniel must learn not to distract others.'

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.

'Sparkle' fell into my lap. I had heard a little bit about it, that it was being redone in early 2011. I was just kind of like, 'Oh, that would be really cool,' and not really thinking too much about it, and then it came through my agency. I read it, I fell in love with the script and I went in to audition.

After graduating from flares and platforms in the early 1970s, I started drama school wearing a pair of khaki dungarees with one of my Dad's Army shirts, accessorised by a cat's basket doubling as a handbag. Very Lady Gaga.

A useless life is an early death.

An unused life is an early death.

A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children's lives can't.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.

'The Panorama' is also the last place anywhere in New York where the World Trade Center still stands, whole, as it stood in the early morning of September 11. I can also see the corner where I saw the first tower fall and howled out loud. Seeing the buildings again here is uplifting, healing.

And now the momentous day, a day to be forever remembered in the annals of the country, arrived. Early in the morning on the 1st of July the conflict began.

Another challenge? Getting up at 6:30 in the morning to go act. It's not fun acting that early in the morning or acting at 4 A.M in the middle of the night or in the morning when you're really tired. That's a challenge. What a luxurious problem to have.

Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.

A lot of what the 'Culture' is about is a reaction to all the science fiction I was reading in my very early teens.

Am I coasting on some early success? Yeah. It was a good lucky break for me. But I would rather earn my way back again than simply conform to what people are expecting.

A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis.

America is at that awkward stage it's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.

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