What does merely mean?

Definitions for merely
mere·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word merely.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merely, simply, just, only, but(adverb)

    and nothing more

    "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"

Wiktionary

  1. merely(Adverb)

    Wholly, entirely.

  2. merely(Adverb)

    Without any other reason etc.; only, just, and nothing more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merely(adverb)

    purely; unmixedly; absolutely

  2. Merely(adverb)

    not otherwise than; simply; barely; only

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1332

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3103

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merely' in Adverbs Frequency: #125

How to pronounce merely?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say merely in sign language?

  1. merely

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of merely in a Sentence

  1. Shakespeare:

    Love is merely madness.

  2. M. C. Escher:

    Originality is merely an illusion.

  3. Ahmed Korayem:

    To merely exist is the gravest of sins

  4. Charles Ives:

    Awards are merely the badges of mediocrity.

  5. John Saucer:

    The headline on Libya was merely the trigger.

Images & Illustrations of merely

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