What is early?

  • (adv): Before the usual time or the time expected.
    Example: "She graduated early"
    Synonyms: ahead of time, too soon
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on early:

Young Adult (psychology) - Time Co-ordinates
... Some have suggested 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 ... there 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 of his goal's in life which provide motivation ...
Mannerism
... it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout much of Europe ... 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 ...
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 ...
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") ... Bedford, who quickly befriended Oldfield, and encouraged him in his composition of an early version of Tubular Bells ...
German Literature - Early Modern Period
... Further information Early Modern literature, Early Modern history of Germany, and Early New High German ...

More definitions of "early":

  • (adj): Of an early stage in the development of a language or literature.
    Example: "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"
  • (adj): Very young.
    Example: "At an early age"
  • (adj): Being or occurring at an early stage of development.
    Example: "In an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
  • (adj): At or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time.
    Example: "Early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
  • (adj): Expected in the near future.
    Example: "Look for an early end to the negotiations"
  • (adv): In good time.
    Synonyms: betimes
  • (adj): Of the distant past.
    Example: "The early inhabitants of Europe"
    Synonyms: former, other
  • (adv): During an early stage.
    Example: "Early on in her career"
    Synonyms: early on

Famous quotes containing the word early:

    When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed
    And the great star early drooped in the western sky in the night,
    I mourned, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.
    Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring,
    Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west,
    And thought of him I love.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    ...to many a mother’s heart has come the disappointment of a loss of power, a limitation of influence when early manhood takes the boy from the home, or when even before that time, in school, or where he touches the great world and begins to be bewildered with its controversies, trade and economics and politics make their imprint even while his lips are dewy with his mother’s kiss.
    J. Ellen Foster (1840–1910)

    Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and organize.
    Albert Gore, Jr. (b. 1948)