HyperDic: mere

English > 3 senses of the word mere:
ADJECTIVEallmerebeing nothing more than specified
allmere, bare, simpleapart from anything else
NOUNobjectmerea small pond of standing water
mere > pronunciation
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > mere: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningNothing more than specified.
Example"a mere child"
Broaderspecifiedclearly / clearly and explicitly stated
English > mere: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningapart from anything else; without additions or modifications.
Example "shocked by the mere idea"
Synonymsbare, simple
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Adverbsmerelyand nothing more
English > mere: 3 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA small pond of standing water.
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderpond, poolA small lake

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