Definition of Merc in English:

Merc

noun

trademark, informal
  • A Mercedes car.

    ‘a pale blue Merc’
    • ‘The successful auction of the seven-litre Merc, for me, begs the question as to whether investing in classic cars is worthwhile.’
    • ‘Since most of them drive Range Rovers or big Mercs this makes negotiating my own street extremely difficult.’
    • ‘The overall space is marginally more than you'll get in an E-class Merc, yet the car doesn't look or feel as large.’
    • ‘The other week the staff were discussing a car which was parked in the car park, a Merc, which belongs to a woman who parks there two or three times a week.’
    • ‘The bosses drive Mercs, own villas in Portugal, and sail their yachts.’
    • ‘One former member of staff said: ‘There were Porsches, Maseratis, Aston Martins, Jags and Mercs in the directors' car park.’’
    • ‘People talk about Volkswagens being reliable, and Mercs.’
    • ‘I wanted the Merc for some reason - maybe I wanted my friends to be envious - but I didn't need it.’
    • ‘You could tell what type of party it was by the cars double parked outside: a Ferrari, 2 Mercs, a convertible Lotus (Glenda's new voiture) and a Beemer.’
    • ‘However, the Merc offers the airbags as a relatively cheap option and it has traction control as standard, while its rival does not.’
    • ‘When a man buys a Merc, he cannot guarantee performance, but he trusts Mercedes, its reputation and name.’
    • ‘Shoals of cycling commuters share the roads with Mercs and Audis, while galleries and brasseries line up beside shops selling ergonomically perfect kitchens and pointlessly pricey polo necks.’
    • ‘During the reign of his predecessor, the Mercs and Jags in the training-ground car park were left in haphazard fashion.’
    • ‘Around them were gathered a sea of Mercs, BMWs and Audis belonging to families who'd taken their children for a romp along the beach.’
    • ‘The upright, wardrobe-like posture and rectangular headlights of the seventies Mercs speak to me of a style and distinction that is somewhat missing from the cars of today.’
    • ‘The house used to be turquoise; my dad drove a turquoise Merc with tail fins.’
    • ‘His silver Merc is parked carefully next to the lift in the car park.’
    • ‘But I got the car I wanted, and right after that, thanks to Pioneer, I got the '49 Merc.’
    • ‘Instead we proceed through further memories as Perowne starts to get his day in gear, driving his Merc across London to meet his colleague for squash.’
    • ‘Mrs Beaumont's husband had a Mercedes-Benz car which he calls the Merc.’

Pronunciation:

Merc

/məːk/

Definition of merc in English:

merc

noun

informal
  • A mercenary soldier.

    ‘any dumb-ass merc will fight for pay for some African regime’
    • ‘As you progress in the game, you'll have the opportunity to hire or recruit some of the more advanced mercs and the mercs you hire now will learn new skills to become wise veteran soldiers.’
    • ‘Game play involves leading a team (up to two four-man lances) or fellow mercs through combat heavy missions.’
    • ‘‘Captain, these are the latest merc's,’ the corporal introduced him as the Marine escort flanked the desk.’
    • ‘Within the bowels of the merc vessel we meet Junner, a chic-looking commander of the mercs, serving an unknown leader.’
    • ‘He was a contact for the majority of the Southern mercs and knew each company captain by name.’
    • ‘I don't want to risk the mercs coming back here, nor do I want to invite any of my rivals to attempt an attack while this place is in disrepair.’
    • ‘The massive energy beams finally found the warship's main reactor and the ship's entire aft section exploded, incinerating any fighters or mercs that were unfortunate enough to be in the area at the time.’
    • ‘The enemy had to know they were mercenaries, and mercs could be bought.’

Pronunciation:

merc

/məːk/