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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