a painting (1930) by Edward Hopper.
- Early-type star
noun 1. (astronomy) any massive hot star of spectral type O, B, or A Compare late-type star
- Early-warning system
[ur-lee wawr-ning] /ˈɜr li ˈwɔr nɪŋ/ noun 1. Military. a network of radar installations designed to detect enemy aircraft or missiles in time for the effective deployment of defense systems. 2. any series of steps established to spot potential problems.
noun 1. . early wood (ûr’lē) The part of the wood in a growth ring of a tree that is produced earlier in the growing season. The cells of early wood are larger and have thinner walls than those produced later in the growing season. Compare late wood.
[eer-mahrk] /ˈɪərˌmɑrk/ noun 1. any identifying or distinguishing or characteristic: The mayor’s statement had all the earmarks of dirty politics. 2. a mark of identification made on the of an animal to show ownership. 3. a provision in a piece of Congressional legislation that directs specified federal funds to specific projects, programs, organizations, or individuals: […]