KJV Dictionary Definition: mere


MERE, a. L. merus. This or that only; distinct from any thing else.

From mere success nothing can be concluded in favor of a nation.

What if the head,the eye or ear repin'd

To serve mere engines to the ruling mind?

1. Absolute; entire.

MERE, n. L. mare. See Moor. A pool or lake.

MERE, n. Gr. to divide. A boundary; used chiefly in the compound, mere-stone.

MERE, v.t. To divide, limit or bound.


ME'RELY, adv. Purely; only; solely; thus and no other way; for this and no other purpose.

Price not your life for other ends

Than merely to oblige your friends.