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Definitions of mere

  1. To divide, limit, or bound. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To divide or bound. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Unmixed; pure; entire; absolute; unqualified. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Merest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A pool or lake. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. A boundary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A mare. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Formerly, a lake or pool. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A pool; pond; lake. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A pond; pool; boundary-line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. being nothing more than specified; "a mere child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a small pond of standing water Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Such and no more; simple; as, the mere mention of such a thing frightened him. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Unmixed: pure: only this and nothing else: alone: absolute. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Merely. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Simple; pure; only. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Only; nothing but. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Only this and nothing else; simple; absolute; entire. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. This or that only; distinct from anything else; simple; absolute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for mere

  1. The slavery question is a mere excuse. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  2. As a mere parliamentary leader, his standing was low. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
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