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Conjunction, Preposition


Ereprep. & adv. [AS. , prep., adv., & conj.; akin to OS., OFries., & OHG. , G. eher, D. eer, Icel. ār, Goth. air. Early, Erst, Or, adv.].
  •  Before; sooner than.  [1913 Webster]
    "Myself was stirring ere the break of day."  [1913 Webster]
    "Ere sails were spread new oceans to explore."  [1913 Webster]
    "Sir, come down ere my child die."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Rather than.  [1913 Webster]
    "I will be thrown into Etna, . . . ere I will leave her."  [1913 Webster]
Ere long, before, shortly. Shak. -- Ere now, formerly, heretofore. Shak. -- Ere that, Or are. Same as Ere. Shak.
Erev. t. 
     To plow. [Obs.] See Ear, v. t.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]


Ere, prep. & conj. poet. or archaic before (of time) (ere noon; ere they come).

OE {aelig}r f. Gmc



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




N priority, antecedence, anteriority, precedence, pre-existence, precession, precursor, the past, premises, prior, previous, preceding, precedent, anterior, antecedent, pre- existing, pre-existent, former, foregoing, aforementioned, before- mentioned, abovementioned, aforesaid, said, introductory, before, prior to, earlier, previously, afore, aforehand, beforehand, ere, theretofore, erewhile, ere then, ere now, before then, before now, erewhile, already, yet, beforehand, on the eve of, prior tempore prior jure.

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