Ere

Definition of Ere

Pronunciation: ār or âr; 277
prep. & ad1.Before; sooner than.
Myself was stirring ere the break of day.
- Shak.
Ere sails were spread new oceans to explore.
- Dryden.
Sir, come down ere my child die.
- John iv. 49.
2.Rather than.
I will be thrown into Etna, . . . ere I will leave her.
- Shak.
Ere long
before, shortly.
Ere now
formerly, heretofore.
- Shak.
Ere that
Same as Ere.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To plow. [Obs.] See Ear, v. t.

Related Words

already, ante, before, before all, earlier, early, ere then, erenow, formerly, heretofore, hitherto, in advance of, or ever, preceding, previously, prior to, priorly, theretofore, to, yet
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