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mere


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -mere  \-mere\  [Gr.  ?  part.] 
  A  combining  form  meaning  part  portion;  as  blastomere, 
  epimere. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mere  \Mere\,  n.  [Written  also  mar.]  [OE.  mere,  AS  mere  mere, 
  sea;  akin  to  D.  meer  lake,  OS  meri  sea,  OHG.  meri,  mari,  G. 
  meer,  Icel.  marr,  Goth.  marei,  Russ.  more  W.  mor,  Ir  & 
  Gael.  muir,  L.  mare,  and  perh.  to  L.  mori  to  die,  and  meaning 
  originally,  that  which  is  dead,  a  waste.  Cf  {Mortal}, 
  {Marine},  {Marsh},  {Mermaid},  {Moor}.] 
  A  pool  or  lake.  --Drayton.  Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mere  \Mere\,  n.  [Written  also  meer  and  mear.]  [AS.  gem[=ae]re. 
  [root]269.] 
  A  boundary.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mere  \Mere\,  v.  t. 
  To  divide,  limit,  or  bound.  [Obs.] 
 
  Which  meared  her  rule  with  Africa.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mere  \Mere\,  n. 
  A  mare.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mere  \Mere\,  a.  [Superl.  {Merest}.  The  comparative  is  rarely  or 
  never  used.]  [L.  merus.] 
  1.  Unmixed;  pure;  entire;  absolute;  unqualified. 
 
  Then  entered  they  the  mere,  main  sea.  --Chapman. 
 
  The  sorrows  of  this  world  would  be  mere  and  unmixed. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Only  this  and  nothing  else;  such  and  no  more  simple; 
  bare;  as  a  mere  boy;  a  mere  form 
 
  From  mere  success  nothing  can  be  concluded  in  favor 
  of  any  nation.  --Atterbury. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mere 
  adj  1:  being  nothing  more  than  specified;  "a  mere  child"  [syn:  {mere(a)}] 
  2:  apart  from  anything  else;  without  additions  or 
  modifications;  "the  bare  facts";  "shocked  by  the  mere 
  idea";  "the  simple  passage  of  time  was  enough";  "the 
  simple  truth"  [syn:  {bare(a)},  {mere(a)},  {simple(a)}] 
  n  :  (British)  a  small  pond  of  standing  water 




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