early bird

See synonyms for early bird on Thesaurus.com
  1. a person who rises at an early hour.

  2. a person who arrives before others, as for the purpose of gaining some advantage: The early birds got the best seats for the play.

  1. (initial capital letters)Aerospace. the first of the Intelsat series of communications satellites, orbited (1965) by Intelsat.

Origin of early bird

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby early bird

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use early bird in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for early bird (1 of 2)

early bird

  1. informal a person who rises early or arrives in good time

British Dictionary definitions for Early Bird (2 of 2)

Early Bird

  1. 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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012