Definition of Only


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


  • as recently as
    "I spoke to him only an hour ago"
  • never except when
    "call me only if your cold gets worse"
    - only if - only when
  • except that
    "It was the same story
    only this time she came out better"
  • in the final outcome
    "These news will only make you more upset"
  • with nevertheless the final result
    "He arrived only to find his wife dead"
    "We won only to lose again in the next round"
  • 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"
  • 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"
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Unscramble only

11 unscramble word found using the letters only.

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