Definitions of earliest

  1. ( comparative and superlative of ` early') more early than; most early; " a fashion popular in earlier times"; " his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; " Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"
  2. with the least delay; " the soonest I can arrive is 3 P. M."

Usage examples for earliest

  1. I've got to drive over to the Iroquois to see Haskins about that smelting proposition, and you know what that means; I shan't be back till supper time at the earliest – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  2. They should begin with the earliest and finish with the very longest keeper. – The Apple by Various
  3. And she was his best, earliest friend. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  4. Of course he had known this story from his earliest years. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  5. All women are brought up from the very earliest years in the belief that their ideal of character is the very opposite to that of men; not self- will, and government by self- control, but submission, and yielding to the control of others. – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill