[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" Synonyms: merely, simply, just, but
[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" Synonyms: entirely, exclusively, solely, alone
[adverb] with nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round"
[adverb] in the final outcome; "These news will only make you more upset"
[adverb] except that; "It was the same story; only this time she came out better"
[adverb] never except when; "call me only if your cold gets worse" Synonyms: if, when
[adverb] as recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago"
[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" Synonyms: lone, lonesome, sole, solitary
[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" Synonyms: alone