meer

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See mere.

Noun[edit]

meer (plural meers)

  1. A boundary.
  2. Obsolete form of mere (a lake).

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meer (comparative meerer, superlative meerest)

  1. Obsolete form of mere.
    • John Enty
      For, is this more contrary to Scripture [] than 'tis to say, that our blessed Saviour is a meer Man []
    • Isaac Watts
      And so we may have an ever-growing Idea of infinite Number as well as infinite Space or Emptiness, yet it is a meer Idea, and hath no real Existence without us.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch meer.

Noun[edit]

meer (plural mere)

  1. lake

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch mere, from Old Dutch *meri, from Proto-Germanic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri. Compare Low German Meer, meer, German Meer, West Frisian mar, English mere.

Noun[edit]

meer n (plural meren, diminutive meertje n)

  1. lake
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *mēro (adjective), from Proto-Germanic *maizô, and Old Dutch *mēr (adverb), from earlier *mē, from Proto-Germanic *maiz. Compare Low German and German mehr, West Frisian mear, English more, Danish mere.

Determiner[edit]

meer

  1. comparative form of veel; more.
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Adverb[edit]

meer

  1. anymore, any longer

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

meer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of meō