mere definition

  • adjective:
    • Being only what's specified: a mere kid; a mere 50 cents one hour.
    • Considered besides anything else: surprised because of the simple concept.
    • Small; minor: could detect only the merest whisper.
    • Obsolete Natural; unadulterated.
    • famous.
    • Unmixed; pure; whole; absolute; unqualified.
    • just this, and nothing else; these types of, with no more; simple; bare
    • being nothing more than specified
    • aside from whatever else; without additions or customizations
  • noun:
    • a little lake, pond, or marsh: "Occasionally on lonely hill meres/I look for a magic bark” ( Tennyson).
    • Archaic A boundary.
    • the ocean
    • a pool; a small lake or pond; marsh
    • boundary, limitation; a boundary-marker; boundary-line
    • a Maori war-club
    • A pool or lake.
    • A boundary.
    • A mare.
    • A pool; a small pond. or pond.
    • A boundary; boundary-line.
    • A balk or furrow portion as a boundary- or dividing-line in a standard field; also, a boundary-stone; a merestone.
    • A private carriage-road.
    • A measure of 29 or 31 yards into the Peak of Derbyshire in England.
    • A Middle English kind of mare.
    • inside reticulum or promoting skeleton of the extinct silicious sponges of the family members Dictyospongidæ, one of several divisions or meshes generated by the intersection for the primary vertical and horizontal spicular packages. Its subdivided by the spicules of. subordinate position into lesser areas or quadrangles—dimeres, tetrameres, hexameres.
    • A Maori war-club; a casse-tête, or war-ax, from 12 to 18 ins in length, made from any appropriate hard material, as rock, wood, or whalebone. Beyond New Zealand the phrase is only known as the name of some trinket of greenstone made in replica associated with the New Zealand gun in miniature, mounted in gold or gold, and used as a brooch, locket, ear-ring, or any other article of jewellery.
    • a small pond of standing liquid
  • verb:
    • To limit; bound; divide or cause division in.
    • To set divisions and bounds.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To divide, restriction, or bound.
  • others:
    • To restrict; bound; divide or trigger division in.
    • To set divisions and bounds.
    • Pure; sheer; unmixed.
    • Absolute; unqualified; utter; whole; when you look at the fullest feeling.
    • Sheer; simple; nothing but (the one thing talked about); only: as, its simple folly to take action; this is basically the merest garbage.
    • Absolutely; completely.
    • Famous.

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