HyperDic: only

English > 9 senses of the word only:
ADVERBallonly, merely, simply, just, butand nothing more
allonly, entirely, exclusively, solely, alonewithout any others being included or involved
allonlywith nevertheless the final result
allonlyin the final outcome
allonlyexcept that
allonly, only if, only whennever / never except when
allonlyas recently as
ADJECTIVEallonly, lone, lonesome, sole, solitarybeing the only one
allonly, aloneexclusive of anyone or anything else
only > pronunciation
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > only: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningThe only one; single and isolated from others.
Example "an only child"
Synonymslone, lonesome, sole, solitary
BroadersingleExisting alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
Spanishsolitario, único
English > only: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExclusive of anyone or anything else.
Example "I'll have this car and this car only"
Broaderexclusiveexcluding much or all
English > only: 9 senses > adverb 1
MeaningAnd nothing more.
Example "he was only a child"
Synonymsmerely, simply, just, but
Spanishapenas, meramente, simplemente, solamente, solo, sólo, únicamente
Catalanmerament, simplement
English > only: 9 senses > adverb 2
MeaningWithout any others being included or involved.
Example "a privilege granted only to him"
Synonymsentirely, exclusively, solely, alone
Spanishexclusivamente, exclusive, solamente, solo, sólo, únicamente
Catalanexclusivament, només
English > only: 9 senses > adverb 3
MeaningWith nevertheless the final result.
  • "He arrived only to find his wife dead"
  • "We won only to lose again in the next round"
English > only: 9 senses > adverb 4
MeaningIn the final outcome.
Example"These news will only make you more upset"
English > only: 9 senses > adverb 5
MeaningExcept that.
Example only this time she came out better"
English > only: 9 senses > adverb 6
Meaningnever / never except when.
Example"call me only if your cold gets worse"
Synonymsonly if, only when
English > only: 9 senses > adverb 7
MeaningAs recently as.
Example"I spoke to him only an hour ago"
Spanishapenas, solo
Catalannomés, solament, sols

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