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MERE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mere mean? 

MERE (noun)
  The noun MERE has 1 sense:

1. a small pond of standing water

  Familiarity information: MERE used as a noun is very rare.


MERE (adjective)
  The adjective MERE has 2 senses:

1. being nothing more than specified
2. apart from anything else; without additions or modifications

  Familiarity information: MERE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MERE (noun)


Sense 1mere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small pond of standing water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("mere" is a kind of...):

pond; pool (a small lake)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


MERE (adjective)


Sense 1mere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being nothing more than specified

Context example:

a mere child

Similar:

specified (clearly and explicitly stated)


Sense 2mere [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications

Synonyms:

mere; simple; bare

Context examples:

only the bare facts / shocked by the mere idea / the simple passage of time was enough / the simple truth

Similar:

plain (not elaborate or elaborated; simple)


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