What does merely mean?

Definitions for merely
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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?

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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. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Love/Kindness is better proven than spoken i.e. you should always prove that you are loveful or kind by showing love and kindness to everyone rather than by merely saying it over and over again. ~Emeasoba George

  3. President Bush:

    To my friends, and, yes, I do mean friends -- in the loyal opposition and, yes, I mean loyal -- I put out my hand... The American people await action. They didn't send us here to bicker. They ask us to rise above the merely partisan. ' In crucial things, unity' -- and this, my friends, is crucial.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    They want to increase the popularity of the game by merely projecting a few players as a big celebrity through daily advertisement and publicity rather than selecting and making everyone play with honesty.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Technology is useful only if it increases the avenues of employment rather than merely giving the machines and tools for enjoyment.

Images & Illustrations of merely

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