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Webster 1913 Edition


Ere

Ere

(ār or âr; 277)
,
p
rep.
&
adv.
[AS.
ǣr
, prep., adv., & conj.; akin to OS., OFries., & OHG.
ēr
, G.
eher
, D.
eer
, Icel.
ār
, Goth.
air
. √204. Cf.
Early
,
Erst
,
Or
,
adv.
]
1.
Before; sooner than.
[Archaic or Poetic]
Myself was stirring
ere
the break of day.
Shakespeare
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.
Shakespeare
Ere long
,
before, shortly.
Shak.
Ere now
,
formerly, heretofore.
Shak.
Ere that
, and
Or are
.
Same as
Ere
.
Shak.

Ere

,
Verb.
T.
To plow.
[Obs.]
See
Ear
,
Verb.
T.
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ere

ERE

,
adv.
Before; sooner than.
Ere sails were spread new oceans to explore.
The nobleman saith to him, Sir, come down ere my child die. John 4.
In these passages, ere is really a preposition, followed by a sentence, instead of a single word, as below.

ERE

, prep. Before.
Our fruitful Nile
Flow'd ere the wonted season.

Definition 2021


Ere

Ere

See also: ERE, ere, -ere, -eré, and 'ere

English

Proper noun

Ere

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

See also

  • Wiktionary's coverage of Ere terms

Estonian

Etymology

From ere (flashy)

Proper noun

Ere

  1. A female given name.

ere

ere

See also: Ere, ERE, -ere, -eré, 'ere, erè, ère, and erê

English

Pronunciation

Alternative forms

  • yer [15th-16th c.]

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

ere

  1. (poetic, archaic) Before; sooner than.
    • Bible, John iv. 49
      Sir, come down ere my child die.
    • Shakespeare
      Stirring ere the break of day.
    • Dryden
      Ere sails were spread new oceans to explore.
Translations
Quotations
  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:ere.
Related terms

Etymology 2

Noun

ere (plural eres)

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

Anagrams


Basque

Conjunction

ere

  1. also

Danish

Verb

ere

  1. (obsolete) present plural of være

Usage notes

  • Plural verbs were made optional in 1900.

Related terms


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːrə

Noun

ere

  1. (archaic) Dative singular form of eer

Verb

ere

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of eren

Anagrams


Italian

Noun

ere f

  1. plural of era

Anagrams


Latin

Noun

ere

  1. vocative singular of erus

Namia

Noun

ere

  1. woman

References

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Purari

Noun

ere

  1. water

References

  • The Structural Violence of Resouce Extraction in the Purari Delta, in Tropical Forests Of Oceania: Anthropological Perspectives
  • Comparative wordlists (Karl James Franklin, ‎Summer Institute of Linguistics) (1975)
  • Transnewguinea.org, citing G. E. MacDonald, The Teberan Language Family, pages 111-121, in The Linguistic Situation in the Gulf District and Adjacent Area, Papua New Guinea (editor K. J. Franklin) (1973)

Sa

Noun

ere

  1. village

Spanish

Noun

ere f (plural eres)

  1. Name of the letter r.

Synonyms

  • erre (generic name for the letter r)

Turkish

Noun

ere

  1. dative singular of er

Vilamovian

Etymology

From Old High German ēra

Pronunciation

Noun

ēre f

  1. homage, honor
  2. fame