ere
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɛə/, /ɛː/
  • (America) IPA: /ɛəɹ/
Adverb

ere (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) At an earlier time. [10th–17th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John I:
      Thys is he of whome I spake, he that commeth after me, was before me be cause he was yer than I.
Preposition
  1. (poetic, archaic) Before; sooner than.
    • 1594, Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
      Stirring ere the break of day.
Conjunction
  1. (poetic, archaic) Before
    • Bible, John iv. 49
      Sir, come down ere my child die.
    • Ere sails were spread new oceans to explore.
Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪə(ɹ)/
Noun

ere (plural eres)

  1. Obsolete form of ear#English|ear.
    • 1533, R. Saltwood:
      As plesaunt to the ere as the blacke sanctus Of a sad sorte vpon a mery pyn.

Ere
Proper noun
  1. A language spoken on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.



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