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9 definitions found
 for Mere
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mere \Mere\ (m[=e]r), v. t.
     To divide, limit, or bound. [Obs.]
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           Which meared her rule with Africa.       --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mere \Mere\, n.
     A mare. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mere \Mere\ (m[=e]r), a. [Superl. Merest. The comparative is
     rarely or never used.] [L. merus.]
     1. Unmixed; pure; entire; absolute; unqualified.
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              Then entered they the mere, main sea. --Chapman.
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              The sorrows of this world would be mere and unmixed.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. Only this, and nothing else; such, and no more; simple;
        bare; as, a mere boy; a mere form.
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              From mere success nothing can be concluded in favor
              of any nation.                        --Atterbury.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  -mere \-mere\ [Gr. ? part.]
     A combining form meaning part, portion; as, blastomere,
     epimere.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mere \Mere\ (m[=e]r), n. [Written also mar.] [OE. mere, AS. mere
     mere, sea; akin to D. meer lake, OS. meri sea, OHG. meri,
     mari, G. meer, Icel. marr, Goth. marei, Russ. more, W. mor,
     Ir. & Gael. muir, L. mare, and perh. to L. mori to die, and
     meaning originally, that which is dead, a waste. Cf.
     Mortal, Marine, Marsh, Mermaid, Moor.]
     A pool or lake. --Drayton. --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mere \Mere\, n. [Written also meer and mear.] [AS. gem[=ae]re.
     [root]269.]
     A boundary. --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mere
      adj 1: being nothing more than specified; "a mere child"
      2: 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" [syn:
         bare(a), mere(a), simple(a)]
      n 1: a small pond of standing water

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "mere":
     absolute, austere, bare, basic, chaste, elementary, essential,
     fundamental, homely, homespun, homogeneous, indivisible,
     irreducible, just, monolithic, of a piece, only, plain, primal,
     primary, pure, pure and simple, scant, severe, sheer, simon-pure,
     simple, single, spare, stark, unadorned, uncluttered,
     undifferenced, undifferentiated, undiluted, unenhanced, uniform,
     unmitigated, unmixed
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MERE. This is the French word for mother. It is frequently used as, in 
  ventre sa mere, which signifies; a child unborn, or in the womb. 
  
  

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