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

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy