mère

[ mer; English mair ]
/ mɛr; English mɛər /

noun, plural mères [mer; English mairz] /mɛr; English mɛərz/. French.

Can be confused

mere mère mirror
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British Dictionary definitions for mère (1 of 4)

mere

1
/ (mɪə) /

adjective superlative merest

being nothing more than something specifiedshe is a mere child

Word Origin for mere

C15: from Latin merus pure, unmixed

British Dictionary definitions for mère (2 of 4)

mere

2
/ (mɪə) /

noun

archaic, or dialect a lake or marsh
obsolete the sea or an inlet of it

Word Origin for mere

Old English mere sea, lake; related to Old Saxon meri sea, Old Norse marr, Old High German mari; compare Latin mare

British Dictionary definitions for mère (3 of 4)

mere

3
/ (mɪə) /

noun

archaic a boundary or boundary marker

Word Origin for mere

Old English gemǣre

British Dictionary definitions for mère (4 of 4)

mere

4
/ (ˈmɛrɪ) /

noun

NZ a short flat striking weapon

Word Origin for mere

Māori
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