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Definition only

Etymology

From Middle English oonly, onli, onlych, onelich, anely, from Old English ānlīċ, ǣnlīċ (“like; similar; equal”), from Proto-Germanic *ainalīkaz, equivalent to one +‎ -ly. Cognate with obsolete Dutch eenlijk, German ähnlich (“similar”), Old Norse álíkr, Swedish enlig (“unified”).

Adjective

only (not comparable)

  1. Alone in a category.
  2. Singularly superior; the best.
  3. Without sibling; without a sibling of the same gender.
  4. (obsolete) Mere.

Adverb

only (not comparable)

  1. Without others or anything further; exclusively.
  2. No more than; just.
  3. As recently as.
  4. Used to express surprise or consternation at an action.
  5. (obsolete) Above all others; particularly.

Conjunction

only

  1. Under the condition that; but.
  2. But; except.

Noun

only (plural onlys or onlies)

  1. An only child.

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