earliest earliest  /ˈɜr li əst/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
  2. (adv) with the least delay
  3. (adj) at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
  4. (adj) being or occurring at an early stage of development
  5. (adj) belonging to the distant past
  6. (adj) very young
  7. (adj) of an early stage in the development of a language or literature
  8. (adj) expected in the near future
  9. (adv) during an early stage
  10. (adv) before the usual time or the time expected
  11. (adv) in good time

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  • They may have been a lot like Kennewick Man, whose hotly disputed bones are helping rewrite our earliest history.

News

  1. IRS official contradicts claims about reviews

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. IRS supervisor in Washington reviewed earliest tea party cases, contradicting agency claims

    WASHINGTON — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. The Oscar-winning writer Sir Tom Stoppard said: "With his earliest work he stood alone in British theatre up against the bewilderment and incomprehension of critics, the audience and writers, too."
    on Oct 13, 2005 By: Tom Stoppard Source: Times Online

  2. "One of his earliest supporters is a man who, according to the New York Times, was a domestic terrorist ...... part of a group which launched a campaign to bomb" the Pentagon and the US Capitol, Palin told the Carson crowd. "These are the...
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "These finds are by far the earliest known evidence of humans in Britain," said Chris Stringer, head of human origins research at London's Natural History Museum. "They have significant implications for our understanding of early human...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Chris Stringer Source: Financial Times

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