Definitions for meremɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
being nothing more nor better than what is specified:
a mere child.
Obs. pure. absolute or unqualified.
Origin of mere:
1250–1300; ME < L merus pure
a lake or pond.
Obs. the sea.
Origin of mere:
bef. 900; ME, OE; c. OFris mere, OHG meri, ON marr, Go marei, OIr muir, L mare
a boundary or boundary marker.
Origin of mere:
bef. 900; ME; OE(ge)mǣre, c. MD mēre, ON mǣri; akin to L mūrus wall, rim
a combining form meaning “part,”“segment,”“unit,” used esp. in terms describing structures or divisions of a cell:
Origin of -mere:
comb. form repr. Gk méros
a small pond of standing water
being nothing more than specified
"a mere child"
bare(a), mere(a), simple(a)(adj)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
emphasizes how small or unimportant sth or sb is
The house cost them a mere $30,000.
a pool or lake
to divide, limit, or bound
unmixed; pure; entire; absolute; unqualified
only this, and nothing else; such, and no more; simple; bare; as, a mere boy; a mere form
Mere is a small town in Wiltshire, England. It lies at the extreme southwestern tip of Salisbury Plain close to the borders of Somerset and Dorset. There is an old market square, a chiming town clock and a large 15th century parish church of St Michael the Archangel, along with St Mary's Catholic church and also Methodist and United Reformed churches. The number of shops has halved since the A303 bypass road was opened in 1976. The steep slope of Castle Hill rises from the northwestern side of Mere. Castle Hill was the site of a relatively large castle, built in the mid-13th century by the lord of the manor, Richard, Earl of Cornwall. The castle fell into disrepair in the 15th century and its stone is said to have been used to build local houses. The Duchy of Cornwall still owns large amounts of land in the area. Local industry and commerce includes the Hill Brush company, large wholesale plant nurseries and the notable Yapp's wine merchants. St Michael the Archangel is unusual, in that it has 10 misericords; those on the south side of the choir, date from the 15th century, whilst those on the north side are early 20th century.
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Rank popularity for the word 'mere' in Adjectives Frequency: #391
Translations for mere
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
no more than or no better than
a mere child; the merest suggestion of criticism.
- maar netAfrikaans
- simplesPortuguese (BR)
- pouhý, prostýCzech
- bloß, reinGerman
- blot (et barn); mindsteDanish
- απλός, μόνος, σκέτοςGreek
- simple, meroSpanish
- ei miski muu kui, pelkEstonian
- puszta, merő, egyszerűHungarian
- sem er ekkert meira enIcelandic
- semplice, soloItalian
- 단지 ...에 불과한Korean
- paprastas, tikrasLithuanian
- tīrais; niecīgākaisLatvian
- niet meer danDutch
- bare, ren (og skjær), simpelNorwegian
- به كلى، محضPersian
- كټ مټ، بلكلPashto
- numai, doarRomanian
- не более чемRussian
- číry; obyčajnýSlovak
- ništa doSerbian
- blott, ren, baraSwedish
- 僅僅，只不過Chinese (Trad.)
- сущий, справжнійUkrainian
- chỉ làVietnamese
- 仅仅的Chinese (Simp.)
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