Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of only | Another word for only | What is only?

Definition 1: with nevertheless the final result - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where only or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He arrived only to find his wife dead
  • We won only to lose again in the next round

Definition 2: without any others being included or involved - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where only or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for only in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: and nothing more - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where only or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for only in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: never except when - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where only or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • call me only if your cold gets worse

Synonyms for only in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: in the final outcome - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where only or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These news will only make you more upset

Definition 6: as recently as - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where only or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I spoke to him only an hour ago

Definition 7: except that - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where only or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It was the same story; only this time she came out better

Definition 8: exclusive of anyone or anything else - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where only or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she alone believed him
  • cannot live by bread alone
  • I'll have this car and this car only

Synonyms for only in the sense of this definition

(only is similar to ...) excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority

"exclusive clubs" "an exclusive restaurants and shops"

Definition 9: being the only one; single and isolated from others - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where only or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for only in the sense of this definition

(only is similar to ...) existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual

"upon the hill stood a single tower" "had but a single thought which was to escape" "a single survivor" "a single serving" "a single lens" "a single thickness"

More words

Another word for onlooker

Another word for online

Another word for oniscus

Another word for oniscidae

Another word for onionskin

Another word for only if

Another word for only too

Another word for only when

Another word for ono

Another word for onobrychis


Other word for onobrychis

onobrychis meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce onobrychis