Definition of ere in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɛː

preposition & conjunction

literary or • archaic
  • Before (in time): [as preposition]: we hope you will return ere long
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    • Henri reluctantly agreed, wanting to return to his home ere it was evening, and urged his sister to hurry.
    • He stopped, but ere long, he continued to tap the carriage floor with the heels of his polished black shoes.
    • We do love the places we come from, and we ‘love that well which [we] must leave ere long.’


Old English ǣr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch eer and German eher.

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