from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A person who arises early in the morning.
  • n. Informal One that arrives or takes place early or before others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who arrives early before others do
  • n. a person who gets up very early in the morning


From the expression "The early bird catches the worm”.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the expression the early bird catches the worm. (Wiktionary)


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  • Oh, wow. Earlybirdiness and insomnia on the same day.

    August 24, 2008

  • Some of them get seeds or insects. Even if they're late.

    May 16, 2008

  • yes, but what use is a worm in this day and age?

    May 15, 2008

  • Is it true that the early bird gets the worm?

    May 15, 2008