mere Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a small pond of standing water
adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
- a mere child
adjective satellite 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
A pool or lake.Drayton. Tennyson.
Mere transitive verb
To divide, limit, or bound.Obs.
Which meared her rule with Africa. Spenser.
A mare.Obs. Chaucer.
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.
Only this, and nothing else; such, and no more; simple; bare; as, a mereboy; a mereform.
From mere success nothing can be concluded in favor of any nation. Atterbury.