Definitions for "Early"
Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.
In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.
at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "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"
being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; "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"
during an early stage; "early on in her career"
Keywords:  elliptical
Politically correct alternative to the word "elder," which people often interpret as meaning leader or authority figure.
A part of a stroke is early. By itself, the word usually refers to the catch timing. Six-man, you're early.
or easy readers--Books written with a controlled vocabulary for children learning to read.
a great way to save--and not only is your money compounding but taxes on those earnings are deferred until you withdraw them at retirement
A term loosely used to describe any undivided back card.
Keywords:  successive, act, ten, first, game
Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc.
The early positions in a ten-handed game are the first three players to act on their hand.
Keywords:  young, age
very young; "at an early age"