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Meaning of mere

mere

Pronunciation: (mēr), [key]
— mer•est.
  1. being nothing more nor better than: a mere pittance; He is still a mere child.
    1. pure and unmixed, as wine, a people, or a language.
    2. fully as much as what is specified; completely fulfilled or developed; absolute.

mere

Pronunciation: (mēr), [key]
— n.
  1. a lake or pond.
  2. any body of sea water.

mere

Pronunciation: (mēr), [key]
— n. Brit. Dial.
  1. a boundary or boundary marker.

mère

Pronunciation: (mer Eng. mâr), [key]
— pl. mères
  1. mother.

-mere

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “part,” used in the formation of compound words:Cf. blastomere.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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