US: /ˈmɪɹ/
UK: /mˈi‍ə/

English Vietnamese dictionary

mere /miə/
  • danh từ
    • (thơ ca) ao; hồ
    • tính từ
      • chỉ là
        • he is a mere boy: nó chỉ là một đứa trẻ con
        • at the mere thought of it: chỉ mới nghĩ đến điều đó

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, noun
    + adjective [only before noun] (superlative merest, no comparative)
    1 used when you want to emphasize how small, unimportant, etc. sb/sth is: It took her a mere 20 minutes to win. + A mere 2% of their budget has been spent on publicity. + He seemed so young, a mere boy. + You've got the job. The interview will be a mere formality.
    2 used when you are saying that the fact that a particular thing is present in a situation is enough to have an influence on that situation: His mere presence (= just the fact that he was there) made her feel afraid. + The mere fact that they were prepared to talk was encouraging. + The mere thought of eating made him feel sick. + The merest (= the slightest) noise is enough to wake her.
    + noun (BrE, literary) (also used in names) a small lake

    Thesaurus dictionary

    bare, basic, scant, stark, sheer; absolute, unmixed, only, just, nothing but, pure (and simple), unmitigated, undiluted:
    She was a mere slip of a girl. We need something more to go on than mere hearsay evidence.

    Concise English dictionary

    meresmɪr /mɪə
    +a small pond of standing water
    +being nothing more than specified
    +apart from anything else; without additions or modifications