EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin prae (in front of); see pre-.

PrepositionEdit

pre

  1. Before (something significant).
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Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of precum.

NounEdit

pre (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Precum, Cowper's fluid, pre-ejaculate.

VerbEdit

pre (third-person singular simple present pres, present participle preing, simple past and past participle pred or preed)

  1. (slang) To precum, to pre-ejaculate.

Etymology 3Edit

Abbreviation of preparty.

NounEdit

pre (plural pres)

  1. (slang) A preparty.
    • 2007 September 21, Ubaldi, Nina, “Lose the hype and formals can be fun”, in The Sydney Morning Herald[1]:
      The formal is about 95 per cent hype and hysteria, and about 5 per cent actual formal, and the pre-formal gathering of parents and kids is about as hypey and hysterical as it gets… After the pres, the night mirrors the increasing pain of high heels as they go from shiny and exciting to plain uncomfortable.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed through Vulgar Latin from Latin praeda.

NounEdit

pre f

  1. prey
  2. quarry

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LawiEdit

NounEdit

pre

  1. hail

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

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PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

prȅ (Cyrillic spelling пре̏)

  1. before, earlier

PrepositionEdit

prȅ (Cyrillic spelling пре̏) (+ genitive case)

  1. before
  2. ago

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

pre m (plural pres)

  1. (obsolete) loan

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