preposition & conjunction• literary or • archaic
- Before (in time): [as preposition]: we hope you will return ere longMore example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of ereDefinition of ere in:
- The US English dictionary