Mere, n. A boundary.
Mere n. A pool or lake.
Mere v. t. To divide, limit, or bound. [Obs.]
Which meared her rule with Africa. --Spenser.
Mere, n. A mare. [Obs.]
Mere a. [Superl. Merest. The comparative is rarely or never used.]
1. 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.
2. Only this, and nothing else; such, and no more; simple; bare; as, a mere boy; a mere form.
From mere success nothing can be concluded in favor of any nation. --Atterbury.
adj 1: being nothing more than specified; "a mere child" [syn: mere(a)]
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 : a small pond of standing water