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:

    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)

    It was common practice for me to take my children with me whenever I went shopping, out for a walk in a white neighborhood, or just felt like going about in a white world. The reason was simple enough: if a black man is alone or with other black men, he is a threat to whites. But if he is with children, then he is harmless, adorable.
    —Gerald Early (20th century)

    I doubt that I would have taken so many leaps in my own writing or been as clear about my feminist and political commitments if I had not been anointed as early as I was. Some major form of recognition seems to have to mark a woman’s career for her to be able to go out on a limb without having her credentials questioned.
    Ruth Behar (b. 1956)