What is early?

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

Some articles on early:

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 ... 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 ...
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 greatest ... 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 ...
Mannerism
... style began to replace it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout much of Europe ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "early":

  • (adv): Before the usual time or the time expected.
    Example: "She graduated early"
    Synonyms: ahead of time, too soon
  • (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): Expected in the near future.
    Example: "Look for an early end to the negotiations"
  • (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): Being or occurring at an early stage of development.
    Example: "In an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
  • (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:

    The shift from the perception of the child as innocent to the perception of the child as competent has greatly increased the demands on contemporary children for maturity, for participating in competitive sports, for early academic achievement, and for protecting themselves against adults who might do them harm. While children might be able to cope with any one of those demands taken singly, taken together they often exceed children’s adaptive capacity.
    David Elkind (20th century)

    The girl must early be impressed with the idea that she is to be “a hand, not a mouth”; a worker, and not a drone, in the great hive of human activity. Like the boy, she must be taught to look forward to a life of self-dependence, and early prepare herself for some trade or profession.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

    We do not preach great things but we live them.
    Marcus Minucius Felix (late 2nd or early 3rd ce, Roman Christian apologist. Octavius, 38. 6, trans. by G.H. Rendell.