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Definitions of only

  1. But. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. with nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. as recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. except that; "It was the same story; only this time she came out better" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. never except when; "call me only if your cold gets worse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Singly, merely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. In one manner: for one purpose: singly: merely: barely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Without another; singly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. For one purpose alone; simply; merely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Singly; merely; barely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Singly; merely; this and no otherwise; singly without more, as only-begotten. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Alone in its class; by itself; not associated with others of the same class or kind; as, an only child. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Hence, figuratively: Alone, by reason of superiority; preeminent; chief. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Singly; without more; as, only-begotten. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Above all others; particularly. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Sole; single; as, the only man there; one and no more. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. One-like: single: this above all others: alone. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Single; alone. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Alone in its class. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Single; one alone. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Single; one alone; this and no other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for only

  1. I think we all are, if we only knew it. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. " Am I the only one that's to do nothing for him? – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
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