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Only meaning

only - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation.
  2. 2. Alone in its class; by itself; not associated with others of the same class or kind; as, an only child.
  3. 3. Hence, figuratively: Alone, by reason of superiority; preeminent; chief.
  4. 4. In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely.
  5. 5. So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly.
  6. 6. Singly; without more; as, only- begotten.
  7. 7. Above all others; particularly.
  8. 8. Save or except ( that); - an adversative used elliptically with or without that, and properly introducing a single fact or consideration.
  9. 9. Single; alone.

only - examples of usage

  1. It was her only chance. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " I think there's only one thing. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " I only want you to tell me that they don't matter. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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