Definition of pre in English:

pre

preposition

  • Previous to; before.

    ‘the tree was almost certainly planted pre 1700’
    • ‘My florist had visited my reception venue pre our meeting, which I found most impressive.’
    • ‘My husband visited Tossa pre our meeting and enjoyed it, and it is still on our list to visit.’

Origin

1960s: independent usage of pre-.

Pronunciation:

pre

/pri/