MERE, adjective [Latin 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, noun [Latin mare. See Moor.] A pool or lake.
MERE, noun [Gr. to divide.] A boundary; used chiefly in the compound, mere-stone.
MERE, verb transitive To divide, limit or bound.