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ere

preposition \ ˈer \

Definition of ere

:2before 2
  • ere nightfall

Examples of ere in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of ere

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

ere Synonyms

Synonyms
afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, before, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, previous to, prior to, to
Antonyms
after, following
Related Words
till, until, up to
Near Antonyms
next, next to, since

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ere

conjunction

Definition of ere

First Known Use of ere

before 12th century


ERE Defined for Kids

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ere

preposition \ ˈer \

Definition of ere for Students

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

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ere

conjunction

Definition of ere for Students

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


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