a person who rises at an early hour.
a person who arrives before others, as for the purpose of gaining some advantage: The early birds got the best seats for the play.
(initial capital letters) Aerospace. the first of the Intelsat series of communications satellites, orbited (1965) by Intelsat.
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Origin of early bird
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby early bird
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Example sentences from the Web for early bird
Hobbs dogged them at a safe distance while they sallied forth and in a neighboring street discovered an early-bird bakery.The Black Bag|Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for early bird (1 of 2)
informal a person who rises early or arrives in good time
British Dictionary definitions for early bird (2 of 2)
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 USSee also Intelsat
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