Early

Early may refer to:

History

  • the beginning or oldest part of a defined historical period, as opposed to middle or late periods
    • e.g., Early modern Europe

Places:

  • In the United States:
    • Early, Iowa
    • Early, Texas
    • Early County, Georgia

People:

  • 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

Popular culture:

  • 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

Other uses:

  • Early Christianity
  • Early Records, a record label
  • Early effect, an effect in transistor physics

Famous quotes containing the word early:

    For with this desire of physical beauty mingled itself early the fear of death—the fear of death intensified by the desire of beauty.
    Walter Pater 1839–1894, British writer, educator. originally published in Macmillan’s Magazine (Aug. 1878)

    ...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)

    Women who marry early are often overly enamored of the kind of man who looks great in wedding pictures and passes the maid of honor his telephone number.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)