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early

  

      adj   , -lier, -liest  
      adv  
1    before the expected or usual time  
2    occurring in or characteristic of the first part of a period or sequence  
3    occurring in or characteristic of a period far back in time  
4    occurring in the near future  
5    at the earliest   not before the time or date mentioned  
6    early days   too soon to tell how things will turn out  
     (Old English ærlice, from ær ere + -lice -ly2; related to Old Norse arliga)  
  earliness      n  


distant early warning  
      n   a U.S. radar detection system to warn of missile attack  
   See also       DEW line  
early bird  
      n  
Informal   a person who rises early or arrives in good time  
Early Bird  
      n   one of a number of communications satellites, the first of which was launched in 1965 into a stationary orbit and provided telephone channels between Europe and the U.S.  
   See also       Intelsat  
Early Christian  
      adj   denoting or relating to the style of architecture that started in Italy in the 3rd century a.d.and spread through the Roman empire until the 5th century  
early closing  
      n     (Brit)  
1   
a    the shutting of most of the shops in a town one afternoon each week  
b    (as adj.)  
early-closing day     
2    the day on which this happens  
Thursday is early closing in Aylesbury     
Early English  
      n   a style of architecture used in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, characterized by lancet arches, narrow openings, and plate tracery  
early music  
      n  
1    music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, sometimes also including music of the baroque and early classical periods  
      modifier  
  early-music  
2    of or denoting an approach to musical performance emphasizing the use of period instruments and historically researched scores and playing techniques  
the early-music movement     
early purple orchid  
      n   a Eurasian orchid, Orchis mascula, with purplish-crimson flowers and stems marked with blackish-purple spots  
Early Renaissance  
      n   the. the period from about 1400 to 1500 in European, esp. Italian, painting, sculpture, and architecture, when naturalistic styles and humanist theories were evolved from the study of classical sources, notably by Donatello, Masaccio, and Alberti  
early warning  
      n   advance notice of some impending event or development  
early warning system  
      n   a network of radar and communications units intended to detect at the earliest possible moment an attack by enemy aircraft or missiles  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
last days, hours or minutes of life
Medical term
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
v.
to steal something from a shop or a store during trading hours
n.
a lengthy commercial (frequently of a half-hour or hour's duration) parading as information or a documentary, though not necessarily presented by a celebrity.

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