Early may refer to:


  • the beginning or oldest part of a defined historical period, as opposed to middle or late periods
    • e.g., Early modern Europe


  • In the United States:
    • Early, Iowa
    • Early, Texas
    • Early County, Georgia


  • Gerald Early, writer, culture critic and professor
  • James M. Early, electrical engineer for whom the Early effect was named
  • Joseph Early, congressman from Massachusetts
  • Jubal Anderson Early, American Civil War general
  • Early Doucet, American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals
  • Early Wynn, Major League baseball pitcher, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972

Popular culture:

  • Early Cuyler, an anthropomorphic hillbilly squid in The Squidbillies.
  • Early Grayce, a sociopath in the film Kalifornia.
  • Jubal Early a fictional bounty hunter from the television series Firefly

Other uses:

  • Early Christianity
  • Early Records, a record label
  • Early effect, an effect in transistor physics

Other articles related to "early":

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 Dick Dale, 1960s garage rock artists ...
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 "Wonderful Land") ... Oldfield, and encouraged him in his composition of an early version of Tubular Bells ...
... when a more Baroque style began to replace it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout much of Europe ... artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and early Michelangelo ... 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
... 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 contradiction and stress ... 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 enthusiasm for the ...

Famous quotes containing the word early:

    Well, it’s early yet!
    Robert Pirosh, U.S. screenwriter, George Seaton, George Oppenheimer, and Sam Wood. Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho Marx)

    Early education can only promise to help make the third and fourth and fifth years of life good ones. It cannot insure without fail that any tomorrow will be successful. Nothing “fixes” a child for life, no matter what happens next. But exciting, pleasing early experiences are seldom sloughed off. They go with the child, on into first grade, on into the child’s long life ahead.
    James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century)

    As I went forth early on a still and frosty morning, the trees looked like airy creatures of darkness caught napping; on this side huddled together, with their gray hairs streaming, in a secluded valley which the sun had not penetrated; on that, hurrying off in Indian file along some watercourse, while the shrubs and grasses, like elves and fairies of the night, sought to hide their diminished heads in the snow.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)