1. At or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time.
2. Expected in the near future.
3. Being or occurring at an early stage of development.
4. Very young.
5. (Linguistics) Of an early stage in the development of a language or literature.
Of the distant past; SYN. former, other.
Old · aboriginal · advance · archaean · archaeozoic · archaic · archean · archeozoic · azoic · beforehand · crude · earlier · earliest · earlyish · embryonic · embryotic · first · former · future · immature · inchoate · incipient · new · other · past · precocious · premature · previous · primaeval · primal · primeval · primitive · primordial · proterozoic · proto · rude · untimely · wee · young
ETYM Old Eng. erli, erliche, AS. aerlîce; aer sooner + lîc like. Related to Ere, and Like.
1. Before the usual time or the time expected; SYN. ahead of time, too soon.
2. In good time; SYN. betimes.
ahead of time · betimes · early on · too soon
(1816-1894) American Confederate military leader. Although long a supporter of the Union, he joined the Confederate army at the outbreak of the American Civil War 1861. After the Battle of Bull Run 1862 he was made general in the Army of Northern Virginia, leading campaigns in the Shenandoah Valley 1862 and threatening Washington, DC 1864.
Born in Franklin County, Virginia, Early graduated from West Point military academy 1837. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar 1840 and later served in the Virginia legislature. After a brief period of exile following the end of the Civil War, he resumed his Virginia law practice.
1. City in Iowa (USA); zip code 50535.
2. City in Texas (USA); zip code 76801.