only definition

  • adjective:
    • Alone in sort or class; sole: an only child; the only one left.
    • Standing alone by explanation of superiority or excellence.
    • Alone in a category.
    • Singularly superior; the very best.
    • Without sibling; without a sibling of the identical gender.
    • Mere.
    • One only; solitary
    • Alone in its course; alone; not associated with other people of the same course or type.
    • Alone, by explanation of superiority; preëminent; main.
    • unique of anybody or anything else
    • being the only person; solitary and isolated from other people
  • adverb:
    • Without anyone or other things; alone: space for only one passenger.
    • at the minimum: If you would just get back. The story was only too true.
    • and absolutely nothing else or higher: I only work here.
    • Exclusively; solely: facts known and then us.
    • In the last evaluation or final outcome: activities that just make things even worse.
    • aided by the final result; however: received a raise and then be laid off.
    • As recently as: labeled as myself only final thirty days.
    • in recent times: only just saw them.
    • without others or everything additional; exclusively
    • a maximum of; only
    • as recently as
    • within one way or level; for just one function alone; just; just; hardly.
    • So and no otherwise; no other than; solely; solely; completely.
    • Singly; without more.
    • First and foremost other people; specifically.
    • in final outcome
    • as recently as
    • and nothing much more
    • without having any other individuals being included or involved
    • with even so the final result
    • never except when
    • except that
  • conjunction:
    • Were it not that; except.
    • because of the restriction that; but: you may possibly get, only be cautious.
    • but; yet: The merchandise is well-crafted, only we can not make use of it.
    • underneath the condition that; but.
    • Nonetheless.
    • but also for the fact that; except.
    • protect or except (that); -- an adversative utilized elliptically with or without that, and properly exposing an individual fact or consideration.
  • others:
    • Single in relation to number, or in regards to course or sort; one and no even more or any other; solitary; sole: as, he had been the only real individual present; the only real answer feasible; an only boy; my just friend; the sole assignable reason.
    • Alone; absolutely nothing or no one however.
    • Mere; easy.
    • solitary in degree or superiority; hence, distinguished above or beyond all others; special.
    • Alone; no other or others than; nothing or no person else than; absolutely nothing or no one but; just: as, only one stayed; guy cannot survive breads just.
    • only; simply; merely; simply: since, he had offered only two.
    • In but one manner, for but one function, by but one suggests, with but one outcome, etc.; in hardly any other manner, respect, location, way, circumstances, or condition than; at hardly any other time, or perhaps in no other way, etc., than; for hardly any other purpose or without various other result than; entirely; solely; entirely; entirely: since, he ventured forth just at night; he had been conserved only by the epidermis of his teeth; he escaped the gallows and then be drowned; articles offered only in packages.
    • Above all others; preëminently; especially.
    • Singly; with no other in identical relation: as, truly the only begotten Son of this Father.
    • Synonyms 1-3. Alone, Just. See alone.
    • But; except; excepting that.
    • Except; with the exception of.

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