early可以用作形容词，意思是早的，初期的，early也可以用作副词，意思是提早地，“as early as”意思是“为早在什么的时候”，“early stage”意思是初期，“early on”意思是开始不久。
英 [ˈɜːli] 美 [ˈɜːrli]
Early stage 初段 ; 早期 ; 早期阶段 ; 最强初段
early deceleration 早期减速 ; 早减速 ; 减速 ; 包括早期减速
early gene [病毒] 早期基因 ; 前期基因 ; 早期蛋白
Early Rising 早起 ; 别睡懒觉早点起床 ; 早起床 ; 早期上升
Early field 早场
Showers Early 早有阵雨
early diagnosis 早期诊断 ; 初诊断 ; 诊断 ; 早诊断
Early Decision 提前录取 ; 优先申请 ; 早期决定
an early bird
a person who gets up, arrives, etc. very early
at your earliest convenience
(business 商) 尽早；尽快
as soon as possible
Please telephone at your earliest convenience.
the early bird catches the worm
the person who takes the opportunity to do sth before other people will have an advantage over them
it’s early days (yet)
used to say that it is too soon to be sure how a situation will develop
bright and early
very early in the morning
You’re up bright and early today!
the small/early hours
also the wee small hours ScotE, NAmE also the wee hours
the period of time very early in the morning, soon after midnight
We worked well into the small hours.
The fighting began in the early hours of Saturday morning.
have an early/a late night
比平时睡得早 / 晚
to go to bed earlier or later than usual
You have to be early, not on time.
She arrived early to secure a place at the front.
It’s too early to declare his efforts a success.
The early indications look encouraging.
Inflation could fall back into single figures as early as this month.
The chances of Francis eventually becoming manager of England are perhaps higher. It is early days, of course, and he has yet to win anything.
Why do we have to go to bed so early?
The first snow came a month earlier than usual.
Earlier reports that troops opened fire are now being denied.
We went swimming very early
She became a film star as early as 1942.