What is early?

  • (adj): Very young.
    Example: "At an early age"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on early:

Mannerism
... it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout much of Europe ... and 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 ...
Young Adult (psychology) - Time Co-ordinates
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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":

  • (adv): Before the usual time or the time expected.
    Example: "She graduated early"
    Synonyms: ahead of time, too soon
  • (adv): In good time.
    Synonyms: betimes
  • (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"
  • (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): Being or occurring at an early stage of development.
    Example: "In an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
  • (adv): During an early stage.
    Example: "Early on in her career"
    Synonyms: early on
  • (adj): Of the distant past.
    Example: "The early inhabitants of Europe"
    Synonyms: former, other

Famous quotes containing the word early:

    On the Coast of Coromandel
    Where the early pumpkins blow,
    In the middle of the woods
    Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo.
    Two old chairs, and half a candle,—
    One old jug without a handle,—
    These were all his worldly goods:
    In the middle of the woods,
    Edward Lear (1812–1888)

    We early arrive at the great discovery that there is one mind common to all individual men: that what is individual is less than what is universal ... that error, vice and disease have their seat in the superficial or individual nature.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Foolish prater, What dost thou
    So early at my window do?
    Cruel bird, thou’st ta’en away
    A dream out of my arms to-day;
    A dream that ne’er must equall’d be
    By all that waking eyes may see.
    Thou this damage to repair
    Nothing half so sweet and fair,
    Nothing half so good, canst bring,
    Tho’ men say thou bring’st the Spring.
    Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)