Associations to the word «Mere»


MERE, noun. (obsolete) the sea
MERE, noun. (dialectal or literary) a pool; a small lake or pond; marsh
MERE, noun. Boundary, limit; a boundary-marker; boundary-line
MERE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To limit; bound; divide or cause division in.
MERE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To set divisions and bounds.
MERE, adjective. (obsolete) famous.
MERE, adjective. (obsolete) Pure, unalloyed [8th-17thc.].
MERE, adjective. (obsolete) Nothing less than; complete, downright [15th-18thc.].
MERE, adjective. Just, only; no more than [from 16thc.], pure and simple, neither more nor better than might be expected.
MERE, noun. A Maori war-club
MERE MORTAL, noun. One who is not a god; a human being.
MERE MORTAL, noun. (idiomatic) An ordinary person; Someone without special abilities or status.
MERE MORTALS, noun. Plural of mere mortal

Dictionary definition

MERE, noun. A small pond of standing water.
MERE, adjective. Being nothing more than specified; "a mere child".
MERE, adjective. Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; "only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth".

Wise words

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