Definitions of merely

  1. and nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Purely; unmixedly; absolutely. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Not otherwise than; simply; barely; only. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Simply; purely; only; not otherwise than. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Purely, simply: only: thus and no other way: solely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Only; solely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Only; thus and no other way; simply. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Simply; solely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. adv. Purely; absolutely; utterly;— simply; barely; solely. Cabinet Dictionary

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