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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See mere.

NounEdit

meer (plural meers)

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

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for meer in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch meer.

NounEdit

meer (plural mere)

  1. lake

SynonymsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch mēre, from Old Dutch meri, from Proto-Germanic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

NounEdit

meer n (plural meren, diminutive meertje n)

  1. lake
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch mêre, from Old Dutch *mēro, from Proto-Germanic *maizô.

DeterminerEdit

meer

  1. comparative degree of veel; more.
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Dutch mêer, from Old Dutch mēr. This form stood alongside the older Middle Dutch mêe, from Old Dutch *mē, from Proto-Germanic *maiz.

AdverbEdit

meer

  1. anymore, any longer

HunsrikEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German wir, from Old High German wir, from Proto-Germanic *wīz, *wiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy-, plural of *éǵh₂. Compare German wir, Pennsylvania German mer, Yiddish מיר (mir), English we.

PronounEdit

meer

  1. we

InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle High German mir (me), from Old High German mir (me), from Proto-Germanic *miz (me), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)me-, *(e)me-n- (me). Cognate with Old English (me).

PronounEdit

meer

  1. stressed dative of ich.

InflectionEdit

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier mêe, modified by analogy with the adjective mêre.

AdverbEdit

mêer

  1. Alternative form of mêe

Further readingEdit

  • meer (IX)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929