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
- 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
- Early Christianity
- Early Records, a record label
- Early effect, an effect in transistor physics
Other articles related to "early":
... Further information Early Modern literature, Early Modern history of Germany, and Early New High German ...
... 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 ...
... that, 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 contradiction and stress ... 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 ...
... 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 ... quickly befriended Oldfield, and encouraged him in his composition of an early version of Tubular Bells ...
... style began to replace it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout much of Europe ... restrained 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word early:
“For with this desire of physical beauty mingled itself early the fear of deaththe fear of death intensified by the desire of beauty.”
—Walter Pater 18391894, British writer, educator. originally published in Macmillans Magazine (Aug. 1878)
“Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (18961940)
“It is so very late that we
May call it early by and by. Good night.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)