from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. And nothing else or more; only: merely a flesh wound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Purely; unmixedly; absolutely.
- adv. Not otherwise than; simply; barely; only.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Absolutely; wholly; completely; utterly.
- Simply; solely; only.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. and nothing more
From mere + -ly. (Wiktionary)