early early  /ˈɜr li/


  1. (adj) at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
  2. (adj) being or occurring at an early stage of development
  3. (adj) belonging to the distant past
  4. (adj) very young
  5. (adj) of an early stage in the development of a language or literature
  6. (adj) expected in the near future
  7. (adv) during an early stage
  8. (adv) before the usual time or the time expected
  9. (adv) in good time



  1. Preliminary findings from two trials suggest that a single dose of H1N1 vaccine may confer adequate immunity, while a third study underscores the importance of early vaccination.
  2. Autism spectrum disorders can be picked up and treated very early in life, if you know what symptoms to look for.
  3. Despite Harvard's decision to stop early admissions, more students are applying for college earlier and earlier.


  1. Early release of economic data to high-speed traders upsets some

    Thomson Reuters clients with deep pockets get to see the University of Michigan's consumer confidence reports two seconds before the public. NEW YORK — Some on Wall Street are crying foul after revelations that deep-pocketed traders get early access to closely watched economic data that moves the stock market.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Early forecast for 2014: Eh.

    In an early assessment of what restaurants can expect for 2014, Technomic is forecasting a slight uptick in sales for limited-service outlets and bars, but no change for the nation’s full-service establishments.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: ID Access

  3. Early Warning Report Filed Pursuant to National Instrument 62-103

    This press release is issued by Newstar Securities SRL , a company wholly-owned by Robert M. Friedland, pursuant to the early warning requirements of National Instrument 62-103 with respect to the common ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Early this morning, the House and Senate reached an agreement on a set of Wall Street reforms that represents 90% of what I proposed when I took up this fight," Obama said. "We've all seen what happens when there's inadequate oversight and...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  2. "The funny thing is, we talk about, you know, don't concede early," captain Carlos Bocanegra said. "And man, it's been our trademark lately, conceding early."
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Carlos Bocanegra Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Probably the fondest memory I have is we had a bunch of guys that were the same age that grew up together in the early 2000s," Naslund said. "We created a pretty strong personal bond with each other because we had a lot of fun together."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Markus Naslund Source: The Associated Press

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