mere meaning

[ miə ] Pronunciation:   "mere" in a sentence
Adjective: mere (merer,merest)  mir [N. Amer], miu(r) [Brit]
  1. Being nothing more than specified
    "a mere child" 
  2. Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
    "shocked by the mere idea"
    - bare, simple
Noun: mere  mir [N. Amer], miu(r) [Brit]
Usage: Brit
  1. A small pond of standing water

Sounds like: mir

Derived forms: merer, meres, merest

See also: plain, specified

Type of: pond, pool

Encyclopedia: Mere Mere, Cheshire Mere, Wiltshire


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  1. the stream had thinned down to a mere trickle.
  2. i am a mere instrument, not an agent.
  3. the mere sight of snakes makes my flesh creep.
  4. we mustn't condemn him on mere suppositions.
  5. this was a mere raiding of the borders.

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