What is early?

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

Some articles on early:

German Literature - Early Modern Period
... Further information Early Modern literature, Early Modern history of Germany, and Early New High German ...
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 and of greatest contradiction ... 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 ...
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 ...
Mannerism
... replace it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout much of Europe ... ideals 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 ...
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 "Wonde ... who quickly befriended Oldfield, and encouraged him in his composition of an early version of Tubular Bells ...

More definitions of "early":

  • (adj): Of the distant past.
    Example: "The early inhabitants of Europe"
    Synonyms: former, other
  • (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"
  • (adv): Before the usual time or the time expected.
    Example: "She graduated early"
    Synonyms: ahead of time, too soon
  • (adv): During an early stage.
    Example: "Early on in her career"
    Synonyms: early on
  • (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): 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"
  • (adv): In good time.
    Synonyms: betimes
  • (adj): Expected in the near future.
    Example: "Look for an early end to the negotiations"

Famous quotes containing the word early:

    Today’s pressures on middle-class children to grow up fast begin in early childhood. Chief among them is the pressure for early intellectual attainment, deriving from a changed perception of precocity. Several decades ago precocity was looked upon with great suspicion. The child prodigy, it was thought, turned out to be a neurotic adult; thus the phrase “early ripe, early rot!”
    David Elkind (20th century)

    O troubled forms, O early love unfortunate and hard,
    Time has estranged you into a jewel cold and pure;
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

    In early days, I tried not to give librarians any trouble, which was where I made my primary mistake. Librarians like to be given trouble; they exist for it, they are geared to it. For the location of a mislaid volume, an uncatalogued item, your good librarian has a ferret’s nose. Give her a scent and she jumps the leash, her eye bright with battle.
    Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897–1973)