• (adv): With the least delay.
    Synonyms: soonest
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on earliest:

Self-portraits - European Art
... by the Parler 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 ... 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 painting of the Virgin ...
Timeline Of Numerals And Arithmetic - Before 2000 BC
... BC — Nile 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
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), including the ... 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 ...

More definitions of "earliest":

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

Famous quotes containing the word earliest:

    Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply; and it must be by a long and unnatural estrangement, by a divorce which no subsequent connection can justify, if such precious remains of the earliest attachments are ever entirely outlived.
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    There are men whose manners have the same essential splendor as the simple and awful sculpture on the friezes of the Parthenon, and the remains of the earliest Greek art.
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    The earliest instinct of the child, and the ripest experience of age, unite in affirming simplicity to be the truest and profoundest part for man. Likewise this simplicity is so universal and all-containing as a rule for human life, that the subtlest bad man, and the purest good man, as well as the profoundest wise man, do all alike present it on that side which they socially turn to the inquisitive and unscrupulous world.
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