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mere



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

mere



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

mere



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

mère



Pronunciation: (mer; Eng. mâr), [key]
n.,
pl. mèresPronunciation: (mer; Eng. mârz). [key]
French.
mother.

-mere




a combining form meaning “part,” used in the formation of compound words: blastomere. Cf. -mer, -merous.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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