Definition of mere noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//mɪr//
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(British English, literary) (also used in names) a small lake Word Originnoun Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch meer ‘lake’ and German Meer ‘sea’, from an Indo-European root shared by Russian more and Latin mare.

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