Associations to the word «Only»


ONLY, adjective. Alone in a category.
ONLY, adjective. Singularly superior; the best.
ONLY, adjective. Without sibling; without a sibling of the same gender.
ONLY, adjective. (obsolete) Mere.
ONLY, adverb. Without others or anything further; exclusively.
ONLY, adverb. No more than; just.
ONLY, adverb. As recently as.
ONLY, adverb. (obsolete) Above all others; particularly.
ONLY, conjunction. Under the condition that; but.
ONLY, conjunction. But; except.
ONLY, noun. (rare) An only child.
ONLY CHILD, noun. A person who has no siblings.
ONLY CHILD, noun. A person raised as the sole child in a household.
ONLY CHILDREN, noun. Plural of only child
ONLY DAUGHTER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see only,‎ daughter.
ONLY DAUGHTER, noun. The sole female among siblings.
ONLY DAUGHTERS, noun. Plural of only daughter
ONLY FOR, conjunction. Introduces an unexpected situation that renders the aforementioned effort inadequate or irrelevant.
ONLY GAME IN TOWN, noun. (idiomatic) (almost always preceded by the) The only opportunity, activity, or resource available.
ONLY IF, conjunction. Not unless; used to introduce a necessary condition.
ONLY JUST, adverb. Recently
ONLY JUST, adverb. With a small margin
ONLY SON, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see only,‎ son.
ONLY SON, noun. A sole male child among multiple siblings.
ONLY SONS, noun. Plural of only son

Dictionary definition

ONLY, adverb. 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".
ONLY, adverb. 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".
ONLY, adverb. With nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round".
ONLY, adverb. In the final outcome; "These news will only make you more upset".
ONLY, adverb. Except that; "It was the same story; only this time she came out better".
ONLY, adverb. Never except when; "call me only if your cold gets worse".
ONLY, adverb. As recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago".
ONLY, adjective. 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".
ONLY, adjective. Exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only".

Wise words

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo