early bird

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early bird

n. Informal
1. A person who arises early in the morning.
2. One that arrives or takes place early or before others.

[From the expression "The early bird catches the worm.".]

ear′ly-bird′ adj.

early bird

informal a person who rises early or arrives in good time

Early Bird

(Astronautics) 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 US. See also Intelsat

ear′ly bird`

1. a person who rises at an early hour.
2. a person who arrives before others.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.early bird - a person who arrives early before others doearly bird - a person who arrives early before others do
arriver, comer, arrival - someone who arrives (or has arrived)
2.early bird - a person who gets up very early in the morning
riser - a person who rises (especially from bed); "he's usually a late riser"
المُبَكّـر ، من يَسْبق غيره
prime à la réponse
korán kelõkoránkelő
morgunhani, árrisull maîur
ranný vtáčik
erken kalkan/davranan/gelen kimseerkenci


(ˈəːli) adverb
1. near the beginning (of a period of time etc). early in my life; early in the afternoon.
2. sooner than others; sooner than usual; sooner than expected or than the appointed time. He arrived early; She came an hour early.
1. belonging to, or happening, near the beginning of a period of time etc. early morning; in the early part of the century.
2. belonging to the first stages of development. early musical instruments.
3. happening etc sooner than usual or than expected. the baby's early arrival; It's too early to get up yet.
4. prompt. I hope for an early reply to my letter.
ˈearliness noun
early bird
someone who gets up early or who acts before others do.
References in classic literature ?
Remember, it's the early bird that picks up the worm
I always stop in bed till the early bird has picked them up
Bright and early, to be sure; and it's the early bird, as the saying goes, that gets the rations.
As she leaned over her little balcony, watching an early bird get the worm, and wondering how she should like Uncle Alec, she saw a man leap the garden wall and come whistling up the path.
It was a society less furnished than the coteries of today(in its ignorance of the wonderful chances, the opportunities of the early bird, with which its path was strewn), with tatters of old stuff and fragments of old crockery; so that Miss Bordereau appeared not to have picked up or have inherited many objects of importance.
For, it would seem that Purl must always be taken early; though whether for any more distinctly stomachic reason than that, as the early bird catches the worm, so the early purl catches the customer, cannot here be resolved.
No, he answered, generally he's an early bird -- airley to bed and airley to rise --yes, he's the bird what catches the worm.
They heard the gurgling of the full brooklet hurrying down the hill, and the faint twittering of the early birds.
Because the events sold out this year, we have decided to open up entries a little earlier than in the past for the 2016 races, which also means that people have a bit more time to take advantage of the early bird discounts.
No early bird concessions will be available after this date (Friday).
If you're an early bird, you have more time in the morning to eat a good breakfast before you head off to work.
The early bird fee for space on the common is $20 by May 10.