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ere

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preposition \ˈer\

Definition of ere

  1. :  2before 2 <ere nightfall>



Examples of ere

  1. <an old typewriter that was a relic of that ancient time ere the invention of word processors>



Origin of ere

Middle English er, from Old English ǣr, from ǣr, adverb, early, soon; akin to Old High German ēr earlier, Greek ēri early


First Known Use: before 12th century


2

ere

conjunction

Definition of ere

  1. :  3before



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of ere

before 12th century



ERE Defined for Kids

1

ere

play
preposition \ˈer\

Definition of ere

  1. :  2before 2 <“… we shall hear more of them ere long.” — Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped>




2

ere

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conjunction

Definition of ere

  1. :  3before 4 <… here he muses for a time … ere he departs. — Jack London, The Call of the Wild>





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