Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stone designating a limit or boundary; a landmark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stone designating a limit or boundary; a landmark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stone to mark a boundary.
  • n. Figuratively, a limit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an old term for a landmark that consisted of a pile of stones surmounted by an upright slab

Etymologies

mere +‎ stone? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Therefore the stunted old oak on the verge -- the moss-grown merestone by the pond marked the limit -- was so favourite a perching-place.

    The Amateur Poacher

  • By the pond stood a low three-sided merestone or landmark, the initials on which were hidden under moss.

    The Amateur Poacher

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