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early Tweet Definition of early Like Definition of early on Facebook
adjective (earli, er)
  1. At a time in advance of the usual or expected event.
At eleven, we went for an lunch.
She began reading at an age.
His mother suffered an death.
  1. arrive, Arriving a time before expected; sooner than on-time.
You're today! I don't usually see you before nine o'clock.
The guests sipped their punch and avoided each other's eyes.
  1. Near the start or beginning.
''The play "Two Gentlemen of Verona" is one of Shakespeare's works.
adverb (earli, er)
  1. At a time before expected; sooner than usual.
''We finished the project an hour sooner than scheduled, so we left .
Eddy Tweet Definition of Eddy Like Definition of Eddy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Edward.
Eden Tweet Definition of Eden Like Definition of Eden on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) A garden built by God as the home for Adam and Eve; sometimes identified as part of Mesopotamia
  2. (context, by extension) A paradise on Earth; a state of innocence
  3. Various place names
  4. An English surname, probably derived from a placename.
  5. (given name, female)
Edinburgh Tweet Definition of Edinburgh Like Definition of Edinburgh on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Scotland.
Edison Tweet Definition of Edison Like Definition of Edison on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English patronymic or metronymic surname derived from Eade
  2. w:Thomas edison, Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman
Edward Tweet Definition of Edward Like Definition of Edward on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
Edwards Tweet Definition of Edwards Like Definition of Edwards on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English and Welsh patronymic surname from the given name Edward
Einstein Tweet Definition of Einstein Like Definition of Einstein on Facebook
proper noun (plural Einsteins)
  1. w:Albert Einstein, Albert Einstein, the world-famous 20th Century theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity.
    • 1919 November 10, "LIGHTS ALL ASKEW IN THE HEAVENS", New York Times
    • :Men of Science More or Less Agog Over Results of Eclipse Observations.
    • :Stars Not Where They Seemed or Were Calculated to be, but Nobody Need Worry.
    • :No More in All the World Could Comprehend it, Said When His Daring Publishers Accepted it.
    • 1977, James Taylor, "Secret O" Life", JT, Columbia Records
    • : said he could never understand it all / Planets spinning through space
    • 1993, Steve Martin, Picasso at the Lapin Agile
    • :Gaston: Picasso, , Schmendiman. Somehow it doesn't have a ring.
      1. A person who is considered to be very intelligent.
      Can you believe he's just a kindergartener? It looks like they've got an in the family.
Elgar Tweet Definition of Elgar Like Definition of Elgar on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
Eliot Tweet Definition of Eliot Like Definition of Eliot on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish surname, variant of Elliott.
  2. (given name, male), variant of Elliott.
Elizabeth Tweet Definition of Elizabeth Like Definition of Elizabeth on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, )
  2. (context, Biblical character) The mother of John the Baptist.
Elliott Tweet Definition of Elliott Like Definition of Elliott on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname.
  2. (given name, male) today representing transferred use of the surname.
Ellis Tweet Definition of Ellis Like Definition of Ellis on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English and Welsh surname derived from the given name Elis (Elijah)
  2. an English and Welsh given name derived from the surname
Emerson Tweet Definition of Emerson Like Definition of Emerson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English surname
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname
  3. w:Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson American writer
Emmanuel Tweet Definition of Emmanuel Like Definition of Emmanuel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) of Biblical origin.
  2. The prophesized name of the Messiah in the Old Testament.
emmet Tweet Definition of emmet Like Definition of emmet on Facebook
  1. (archaic) An ant
  • 1789: Once a dream did weave a shade / O'er my angel-guarded bed / That an lost its way / Where on grass methought I lay. - William Blake, Songs of Innocence
  • 1993: We are scurrying emmets or pismires with our sad little comedies. " Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford
    1. (Cornish dialect) A tourist
    Epicurus Tweet Definition of Epicurus Like Definition of Epicurus on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An ancient Greek philosopher, founder of the movement commonly known as Epicureanism.
    Erasmus Tweet Definition of Erasmus Like Definition of Erasmus on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. w:Desiderius Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch humanist and theologian
    espy Tweet Definition of espy Like Definition of espy on Facebook
    verb to espy
    1. To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.
    2. To inspect narrowly; to examine and keep watch upon; to watch; to observe.
    3. To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy.
    Essex Tweet Definition of Essex Like Definition of Essex on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A maritime county of England bordered by the North Sea, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Middlesex, and separated from Kent by the Thames estuary.
    Eugene Tweet Definition of Eugene Like Definition of Eugene on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, male, , )
    Euripides Tweet Definition of Euripides Like Definition of Euripides on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A Greek tragedian (c. 480"406 BCE); Euripides was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens.
    Evans Tweet Definition of Evans Like Definition of Evans on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. a Welsh patronymic surname derived from the given name Evan (or Ifan in Welsh)
    Eve Tweet Definition of Eve Like Definition of Eve on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. According to the Bible and Qur'an, the first woman and mother of the human race; Adam's wife.
    2. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ).
    Evelyn Tweet Definition of Evelyn Like Definition of Evelyn on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. (given name, female).
    2. A surname derived from the female given name.
    3. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname.
    Everett Tweet Definition of Everett Like Definition of Everett on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. An English surname derived from an Old English personal name Everard, eofor "boar" + heard "hardy, brave,strong".
    1. (given name, male, , ) transferred from the surname
    evert Tweet Definition of evert Like Definition of evert on Facebook
    1. (transitive) To turn inside out.
    Ezekiel Tweet Definition of Ezekiel Like Definition of Ezekiel on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible.
    2. (given name, male, ) A male first name.

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