Definition of ONLY

Adjective : ONLY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) being the only one; single and isolated from others; "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky" ;

  • 2. (

    ) exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only" ;

Adverb : ONLY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) and nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment" ;

  • 2. (

    ) without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him" ;

  • 3. (

    ) with nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round" ;

  • 4. (

    ) in the final outcome; "These news will only make you more upset" ;

  • 5. (

    ) except that; "It was the same story; only this time she came out better" ;

  • 7. (

    ) as recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago" ;

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