Definition of Early bird

1. Noun. A person who arrives early before others do.

Generic synonyms: Arrival, Arriver, Comer

2. Noun. A person who gets up very early in the morning.
Generic synonyms: Riser

Definition of Early bird

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Early Bird

early-morning hour
early-phase response
early-type star
early adopter
early adopters
early ambulation
early bath
early binding
early bird (current term)
early bird catches the worm
early birds
early childhood
early childhood education
early coral root
early day motion
early days
early deceleration
early development
early diastolic murmur
early door
early doors
early gene
early infantile autism

Literary usage of Early bird

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society (1906)
""The early bird catches the worm " is true here. Therefore, spray while the worms are tiny and the foliage thin, and the work will count as the "stitch in ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1868)
"In slang language, he may have called himself “an early bird.” But, 1 cannot think that the term “early bird” can be applied to the nightingale; ..."

3. Incwadi Yami, Or, Twenty Years' Personal Experience in South Africa by Josiah Wright Matthews, Eric Rosenthal (1887)
"THE early bird CATCHES THE WORM.— AN UNEXPECTED RECOVERY.—A DEATH-BED SCENE. IN connection with this nefarious traffic, this insidious disease I will term ..."

4. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1843)
"The foremost dog is the representative of the early bird, who is proverbially ... No peacock so vain-glorious as the early bird; he deems himself a shining ..."

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